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laddertron

Line breaks: ladder|tron
Pronunciation: /ˈladətrɒn
 
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Definition of laddertron in English:

noun

A device used to carry charge to the terminals of some electrostatic accelerators, consisting of a series of metal bars joined at each end by non-conducting links to form a closed loop.
Example sentences
  • A complete home-made laddertron has been made in Beijing HI-13 Tandem Accelerator Laboratory.

Origin

1970s: from ladder + -tron.

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