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interrupter

, interruptor
an electromechanical device for opening and closing an electric circuit

interrupter

[′int·ə‚rəp·tər]
(electricity)
An electric, electronic, or mechanical device that periodically interrupts the flow of a direct current so as to produce pulses.
(ordnance)
A barrier in a fuse which prevents transmission of an explosive effect to some element beyond the interrupter.
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The torrential rain of a Newcastle autumn may be as far removed from the Californian sun as is humanly possible, but at least for a couple of hours The Interrupters brought some sizzle, fun and sun to Newcastle University.
Its Violence Interrupters program was created by Tio Hardiman in 2004 with one goal in mind: to stop the killing and save lives by using people who have "street cred" (because of their own personal history of gang membership, crime, involvement with drugs, and incarceration) to intervene in conflicts before they explode into violence.
An extra star for getting interrupters to talk so candidly about their troubled pasts.
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Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) those handy devices that help protect from electric shock, are getting new voluntary safety requirements, according to Underwriters' Laboratories (UL.)
Although their ostensible purpose is to make people laugh, clowns seem to exist for the sake of sheer perversity and torment, functioning as absurd objects of derision, creepy interrupters, or surreal distracters--and often cruel ones at that.
Beginning this year, the National Electric Code will require the installation of arc-fault circuit interrupters or AFCIs in bedroom circuits.
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