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English definition of “trip switch”

trip switch

noun [C] uk   us  
a safety switch that automatically stops electricity flowing to a machine if a dangerously large current is created by the machine failing to operate as it shouldElectrical switches and connections
(Definition of trip switch from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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