the minimum applied voltage that would cause a given insulator or electrode to break down.
a person or thing that breaks. a wave that breaks or dashes into foam. Citizens Band Radio Slang. a person who indicates a wish to transmit a message, as by breaking in on a channel. Also called breaker strip. Automotive. a strip of fabric under the tread of a pneumatic tire casing, designed to protect […]
the first card in the carding process, used to open the raw stock and to convert it into sliver form.
a sharp or tapering end, as of a dagger. a projecting part of anything: A point of land juts into the bay. a tapering extremity: the points of the fingers. something having a sharp or tapering end: a pen point. a pointed tool or instrument, as an etching needle. a stone implement with a tapering […]
breaker1 (def 4). Historical Examples The Wonder Book of Knowledge Various