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contactor

[kon-tak-ter, kuh n-tak-ter] /ˈkɒn tæk tər, kənˈtæk tər/
noun, Electricity
1.
a mechanically operated switch for continuously establishing and interrupting an electric power circuit.
Origin of contactor
1905-1910
1905-10; contact + -or2
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contactor

/kɒnˈtæktə/
noun
1.
a type of switch for repeatedly opening and closing an electric circuit. Its operation can be mechanical, electromagnetic, or pneumatic
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