slip ring

noun

: one of two or more continuous conducting rings from which the brushes take or to which they deliver current in a generator or motor

Examples of slip ring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sweetgreen cofounder Nicolas Jammet, a guy who undoubtedly knows his leafy greens, loves the OXO Stainless Steel Salad Spinner for its non-slip ring, one-handed operation, effective braking system, and sturdy metal bowl. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 29 Sep. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

slip entry 2

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slip ring was in 1898

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“Slip ring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slip%20ring. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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