Definition of circuit breaker in English:

circuit breaker

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. 1.1British, South East Asian A short period in which travel, business, and human contact are restricted in order to prevent the spread of an infectious disease.
      ‘a circuit breaker was recommended by the government's official scientific advisers’
      • ‘supermarkets will continue to operate as normal during the circuit breaker period’
    2. 1.2Stock Market A temporary halt automatically placed on trading as a means of inhibiting panic selling.
      • ‘the circuit breaker was triggered as plunges reached 7 percent’


circuit breaker

/ˈsərkət ˌbrākər/ /ˈsərkət ˌbreɪkər/