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circuit breaker

noun

: a switch that automatically stops the flow of electricity to a place or device if the current becomes too strong or another dangerous problem occurs

Full Definition of CIRCUIT BREAKER

:  a switch that automatically interrupts the current of an overloaded electric circuit

First Known Use of CIRCUIT BREAKER

1872
CIRCUIT BREAKER Defined for Kids

circuit breaker

noun

Definition of CIRCUIT BREAKER for Kids

:  a switch that automatically stops the flow of electric current if a circuit becomes overloaded

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