break jaw

noun

Definition of break jaw

: one of the last contacts broken when an electrical switch is opened

called also arcing contact

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“Break jaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/break%20jaw. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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