slip ring

slip ring
noun
connection consisting of a metal ring on a rotating part of a machine; provides a continuous electrical connection through brushes on stationary contacts
Hypernyms: ↑connection, ↑connexion, ↑connector, ↑connecter, ↑connective

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noun
: collector ring 1 — see magneto illustration

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slip-ring, adj.
Elect.
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.
[1895-1900]

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slip ring noun
A device in an electric motor or alternator which conveys power to or from the rotor without changing polarity
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Main Entry:slip

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slip ring,
one of two or more rings with which the brushes make connection in a dynamo or motor: »

The alternating current dynamo is a device by which mechanical energy is converted into electrical energy. Slip rings help the electrons surge back and forth (Louis T. Masson).

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n. a ring in a dynamo or electric motor that is attached to and rotates with the shaft, passing an electric current to a circuit via a fixed brush pressing against it

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  • slip ring — slip ring, adj. Elect. 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. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

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  • slip ring — noun Etymology: 2slip Date: 1898 one of two or more continuous conducting rings from which the brushes take or to which they deliver current in a generator or motor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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