Recent Examples of circuit breaker from the Web
The code opened a circuit breaker in the generator’s protection system, then closed it just before the system responded, throwing its operations out of sync.
Sandworm then used the access to open circuit breakers that cut power.
Once the state of Kentucky gives the final go ahead, the two circuit breakers in a box will be flipped and the span will once again sparkle.
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First Known Use of circuit breaker
CIRCUIT BREAKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of circuit breaker for English Language Learners
: 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
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