contact breaker


contact breaker
mechanical switch in a distributor fitted with two metal contact points through which energy is transmitted

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Contact breaker — Breaker arm with contact points at the left. The pivot is on the right and the cam follower is in the middle of the breaker arm. A contact breaker (or points ) is a type of electrical switch, and the term typically refers to the switching device… …   Wikipedia

  • contact breaker — contact breaker, a device for automatically breaking, or breaking and making, an electrical circuit …   Useful english dictionary

  • contact breaker — circuit breaker cir cuit break er, n. (Elec.) A device contained within an electrical circuit designed to interrupt the circuit when the current exceeds a preset value; it is sometimes called a {contact breaker}. Its function is to prevent fire… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contact breaker — See breaker points …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • contact-breaker — /ˈkɒntækt ˌbreɪkə/ (say kontakt .braykuh) noun any device for repeatedly making and breaking an electric circuit …   Australian English dictionary

  • contact breaker point — The individual contact of the breaker points …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • contact breaker plate — The plate on which the breaker points are mounted. When adjusting the points, the plate and the points are moved apart in relation to each other …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • contact breaker gap — The distance between the contact points at their furthest opening …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Breaker — or breakers may refer to:People*Breaker Morant, an Anglo Australian soldier cum folk hero named Harry Harbord Morant ** The Breaker , a 1973 novel about him by Kit Denton ** Breaker Morant (film) , film based on that novelPlaces*Breaker Island,… …   Wikipedia

  • breaker — [1] A person who dismantles a vehicle for parts. Also called a dismantler. [2] A cushioning layer between the belt layers and the tread in radial tires. [3] A device for removing contact. [4] Trucker slang for a CB er who asks to use a channel as …   Dictionary of automotive terms


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