Definition of contactor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkäntaktər/ Pronunciation: /kənˈtaktər/

Entry from US English dictionary


A device for making and breaking an electric circuit.
Example sentences
  • A combination circuit breaker/motor starter includes a circuit breaker trip unit having a microprocessor and at least one removably connectable contactor or other functional module.
  • Rewire the ignition switch so that it can turn on all the new equipment, including the contactor.
  • That Sunday, our electricians discovered the external-power contactor, installed in 1983, had broken.

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Syllabification: con·tac·tor

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