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electric motor

noun
1.
motor (def 4).
Origin of electric motor
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • In the same year, 1834, Jacobi invented an electric motor and Runge made the important discovery of carbolic acid.

    Invention Bradley A. Fiske
  • "And John's got an electric motor," chimed in Sid as John finished.

    A Son of the City Herman Gastrell Seely
  • If cooling with air-blast is adopted, a blower, with electric motor or some other source of power to operate it, must be provided.

  • So we have an electric motor and storage batteries for quiet work.

    The Secret Wireless Lewis E. Theiss
  • This produced the heel-and-toe action treadle, a familiar part of the sewing machine until its replacement by the electric motor.

  • At the rounded end was a propeller driven by an electric motor.

  • The camera may be turned by hand or driven by an electric motor through belts and pulleys.

    Practical Cinematography and Its Applications Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
  • An electric motor is attached to the reel and turns it in one direction or the other.

    The Romance of Aircraft Lawrence Yard Smith
  • He cannot have an electric motor, for the storage cells would weigh too much.

    The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
  • This one was powered by an electric motor which was powered by the ship's batteries.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
British Dictionary definitions for electric motor

electric motor

noun
1.
a device that converts electrical energy to mechanical torque
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