linear-motor

linear induction motor

noun Electricity, Railroads.
an electric motor in which a movable part moves in a straight line, with power being supplied by a varying magnetic field set up by a fixed part of the system, as a metal rail on the ground.
Also, linear-induction motor.
Also called linear motor.
Compare induction motor.


Origin:
1965–70

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