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slip ring

noun, Electricity
a metal ring, usually of copper or cast iron, mounted so that current may be conducted through stationary brushes into or out of a rotating member.
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slip-ring, adjective Unabridged
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  • The power management system and slip ring will require room for growth.
  • Power is supplied to the carousel through a slip ring arrangement underneath the carousel, allowing for continuous rotation.
  • Since the transducer rotated with the wheel, connections were enabled using a slip ring.
British Dictionary definitions for slip ring

slip ring

(electrical engineering) a metal ring, mounted on but insulated from a rotating shaft of a motor or generator, by means of which current can be led through stationary brushes into or out of a winding on the shaft
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