follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

guard ring

noun
1.
a ring worn tightly in front of another ring to prevent the latter from slipping off the finger.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for guard ring
  • The guard ring is also included at the same voltage as the sensing plate in order to reduce fringe effects.
  • For minimal edge-effect field disturbance, a guard ring is generally placed around the upper plate.
British Dictionary definitions for guard ring

guard ring

noun
1.
(jewellery) Also called guard, keeper ring. an extra ring worn to prevent another from slipping off the finger
2.
an electrode used to counteract distortion of the electric fields at the edges of other electrodes in a capacitor or electron lens
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for guard ring

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for guard

7
9
Scrabble Words With Friends