interrupter(redirected from interruptor)
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an electromechanical device for opening and closing an electric circuit
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
An electric, electronic, or mechanical device that periodically interrupts the flow of a direct current so as to produce pulses.
A barrier in a fuse which prevents transmission of an explosive effect to some element beyond the interrupter.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.