American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that interrupts: an inveterate interrupter of other people's conversations.
- n. Electronics A device that periodically and automatically opens and closes an electric circuit, producing pulses.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which interrupts. Also interruptor.
- n. Specifically— In electricity, any instrument for interrupting an electrical current, as the automatic arrangement used with the induction-coil.
- n. In milit. engin., an electrical device which forms part of a system of apparatus for determining the velocity of projectiles, used in connection with wire targets and chronographs. The passage of the ball or shell through a target serves to interrupt a closed electrical circuit, and thus release the automatic registering mechanism of the chronograph at the instant of passage. Often a number of targets are used, placed at accurately measured and uniform intervals in the path of the projectile, and the registered data serve as a basis for determining the variation of velocity in different parts of the path.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, interrupts.
- n. (Elec.) A device for opening and closing an electrical circuit; a vibrating spring or tuning fork, arranged to make and break a circuit at rapidly recurring intervals, by the action of the current itself.
- n. a device for automatically interrupting an electric current
“One of his famous inventions was to devise a synchronization device (known as the interrupter gear) that allowed machine guns to fire directly through the propeller.”
“Improving on Garrosâ€™ idea, Fokkerâ€™s team designed a system known as the interrupter gear that synchronized the action, allowing bullets to pass between the propeller blades without striking them.”
“A government source told The Chronicle Herald the province is going to lower prices at the pumps by using the so-called interrupter clause Tuesday at midnight.”
“That said, I did reserve the right to edit out just one word I replaced "interrupter" with "interpreter".”
“We spoke with the aid of an "interrupter" for this seemed to be the function of the translator.”
“Improving on Garros’ idea, Fokker’s team designed a system known as the interrupter gear that synchronized the action, allowing bullets to pass between the propeller blades without striking them.”
“That said, I did reserve the right to edit out just one word (I replaced "interrupter" with "interpreter".”
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