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interrupter

noun in·ter·rupt·er \ˌin-tə-ˈrəp-tər\

Definition of interrupter

  1. :  one that interrupts; especially :  a device for interrupting an electric current usually automatically



Circa 1512

First Known Use of interrupter

circa 1512

Variants of interrupter

also interruptor play \ˌin-tə-ˈrəp-tər\

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