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interrupter

[in-tuh-ruhp-ter] /ˌɪn təˈrʌp tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that interrupts.
2.
Electricity. a device for interrupting or periodically opening and closing a circuit, as in a doorbell.
Also, interruptor.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; interrupt + -er1
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  • Another device that's commonly used to prevent shocks in the home is a ground fault circuit interrupter.
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British Dictionary definitions for interrupter

interrupter

/ˌɪntəˈrʌptə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that interrupts
2.
an electromechanical device for opening and closing an electric circuit
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