Definition of interrupter in English:


Line breaks: inter|rupt¦er
Pronunciation: /ɪntəˈrʌptə
(also interruptor)


  • 1A person or thing that interrupts.
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    • Alas, he makes nonsense of the whole thing by making the interrupters working-class busybodies of our own time, who would be watching Corrie rather than spending £20 a head heckling an ancient play.
    • He is very good at it and doesn't need the ministrations of censors, interrupters, and editors who thoughtfully cut out important parts of his statements or replies.
    • Usually to be found at private dinner parties, interrupters do not themselves tell anecdotes, they persistently correct the anecdotes of their loved ones.
  • 1.1A device that automatically breaks an electric circuit if a fault develops.
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    • Depending how you planned your workshop, make sure to set up individual outlets for your large power equipment with ground fault circuit interrupter to prevent any electrical shocks from occurring.
    • Be sure ground fault circuit interrupters are specified for all electrical receptacles.
    • The aircraft applicable ground fault circuit interrupter interrupts a circuit when a current imbalance is sensed.

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