hot wire


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hot wire

[′hät ′wīr]
(electricity)
A resistive wire in an electric relay that expands when heated and contracts when cooled.
An electrical lead that has an electric potential with respect to the ground.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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