wound-rotor motor

noun

Definition of wound-rotor motor

: an induction motor with a rotor having a polyphase winding to permit secondary circuit adjustment not possible in the case of a squirrel-cage induction motor

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History and Etymology for wound-rotor motor

wound, past participle of wind

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“Wound-rotor motor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wound-rotor%20motor. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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