arcing contact

noun

Definition of arcing contact

1 : one of the readily replaceable parts (as of a circuit breaker) on which the arc, because of the opening of an electric circuit, is drawn after the main contacts have opened

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“Arcing contact.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arcing%20contact. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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