commutating pole

commutating pole

[′käm·yə‚tād·iŋ ‚pōl]
(electromagnetism)
One of several small poles between the main poles of a direct-current generator or motor, which serves to neutralize the flux distortion in the neutral plane caused by armature reaction. Also known as compole; interpole.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.