Meaning of circuit breaker in English:

circuit breaker

Pronunciation /ˈsəːkɪt breɪkə/

Translate circuit breaker into Spanish


  • 1An automatic device for stopping the flow of current in an electric circuit as a safety measure.

    ‘This circuit-breaker is suitable for plants in which smooth DC fault currents can occur.’
    • ‘This included adjusting the voltages in the electrical system to allow a circuit-breaker to be closed.’
    • ‘Eight new styles are being designed especially for the development, and all will include circuit-breakers.’
    • ‘Illegal connections had overloaded the network and caused circuit-breakers to trip.’
    • ‘The pilot got out of his seat to check some circuit-breakers on the failed radios.’
    • ‘If people took simple precautions such as wearing rubber-soled shoes and using a circuit-breaker, deaths would be fewer.’
    • ‘The connector responsible for sending an overcurrent-overload signal to the radar circuit-breaker panel was also broken.’
    • ‘When we inspected the circuit-breaker panels, we discovered 16 tripped circuit breakers.’
    • ‘However, the right circuit-breaker panel, which suffered crash and fire damage, was found with all the breakers popped.’
    • ‘Mike nods at a circuit-breaker panel to the right of the copilot.’
    • ‘A circuit-breaker check indicated nothing out of the ordinary.’
    button, handle, lever, key, control, controller, disc, dial, joystick
    1. 1.1Stock Market An temporary halt automatically placed on trading as a means of inhibiting panic selling.
      • ‘the circuit breaker was triggered as plunges reached 7 per cent’