linear motor

noun

: a motor that produces thrust in a straight line by direct induction rather than with the use of gears

called also linear induction motor

Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of linear motor was in 1957

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“Linear motor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linear%20motor. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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