Make and break
Make and break Make and break (Elec.) Any apparatus for making and breaking an electric circuit; a circuit breaker. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • make and break — noun a device for alternately making and breaking an electric circuit …   Australian English dictionary

  • make-and-break — /mayk euhn brayk /, adj. 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. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • make-and-break — /mayk euhn brayk /, adj. 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. [1855 60] …   Useful english dictionary

  • make-and-break contact — perjungiamasis kontaktas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. break before make contact; make and break contact vok. Folgewechsler, m; Umschaltkontakt, m; Wechselkontakt, m rus. переключающий контакт, m pranc. contact à deux directions …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • make-and-break device — pertraukiklis statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. breaker; chopper; cutout switch; interrupter; make and break device vok. Auslöser, m; Unterbrecher, m rus. прерыватель, m pranc. interrupteur, m; rupteur, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • quick make-and-break switch — See snap switch …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • make-or-break — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : allowing of no mean between full success and complete disaster make or break attempt * * * /mayk euhr brayk /, adj. either completely successful or utterly disastrous: a make or break marketing policy. [1915 20] * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make-or-break — UK / US adjective bringing either total success or total failure, and therefore very important a make or break decision for the manager …   English dictionary

  • make-or-break — adjective Date: 1919 allowing no middle ground between success and failure …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • make before break — (in CDMA cellular communications) coverage of a service area with 3 antennae to provide backup for each call and reduces the number of disconnections …   English contemporary dictionary

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