make-and-break

make-and-break

[meyk-uhn-breyk]
adjective
noting or pertaining to a device, operated by an electric current, for automatically opening or closing a circuit once it has been closed or opened by a mechanical springlike device, as in a doorbell.

Origin:
1855–60

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