Meaning of “bimetallic strip” in the English Dictionary

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"bimetallic strip" in British English

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bimetallic stripnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌbaɪ.mə.tæl.ɪk ˈstrɪp/ us /ˌbaɪ.mə.tæl.ɪk ˈstrɪp/ specialized

a strip, used in a thermostat, made from two different metals that grow larger by different amounts when heated, causing the strip to bend and switch a device on or off

(Definition of “bimetallic strip” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)