distributor points

distributor points

[də′strib·yəd·ər ‚pȯins]
(electricity)
Cam-operated contacts, the opening of which triggers the ignition pulse in an internal combustion engine.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Or that the "dwell meter" measures the "dwell angle" of the distributor points. But try telling that to the average reader.