a metal ring, usually of copper or cast iron, mounted so that current may be conducted through stationary brushes into or out of a rotating member.
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- slip joint,
- slip of the lip,
- slip one's mind,
- slip out,
- slip rail,
- slip road,
- slip seat,
- slip something over on,
- slip stem,
- slip step
Origin of slip ring
First recorded in 1895–1900
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electrical engineering a metal ring, mounted on but insulated from a rotating shaft of a motor or generator, by means of which current can be led through stationary brushes into or out of a winding on the shaft
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