contact drop

contact drop

[′kän‚takt ‚dräp]
(electricity)
The voltage drop across the terminals of an electric contact.
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DHi's metal fiber brush resistance contact drop across the sliding surface is < 1 milliohm ensuring the path of least resistance is through the brushes and not through the bearings.
When an infantry unit makes enemy contact, the element in contact drops rucksacks, seeks cover, and returns fire, while the elements not in contact maneuver to an assault position, drop rucksacks, and destroy the enemy.