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 Dictionary entry overview: What does electric motor mean? 

  The noun ELECTRIC MOTOR has 1 sense:

1. a motor that converts electricity to mechanical work

  Familiarity information: ELECTRIC MOTOR used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A motor that converts electricity to mechanical work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("electric motor" is a kind of...):

motor (machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion)

Meronyms (parts of "electric motor"):

armature (coil in which voltage is induced by motion through a magnetic field)

brush (conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor)

field magnet (a magnet that provides a magnetic field in a dynamo or electric motor)

rotor; rotor coil (the rotating armature of a motor or generator)

stator; stator coil (mechanical device consisting of the stationary part of a motor or generator in or around which the rotor revolves)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "electric motor"):

wiper motor (electric motor that moves the windshield wiper)

synchronous motor (electric motor in which the speed of rotation is proportional to the frequency of the A.C. power)

starter; starter motor; starting motor (an electric motor for starting an engine)

Holonyms ("electric motor" is a part of...):

trackless trolley; trolley coach; trolleybus (a passenger bus with an electric motor that draws power from overhead wires)

self-starter (an electric starting motor that automatically starts an internal-combustion engine)

electric typewriter (a typewriter powered by an electric motor)

electric toothbrush (a toothbrush with an electric motor in the handle that vibrates the head of the brush)

electric refrigerator; fridge (a refrigerator in which the coolant is pumped around by an electric motor)

electric mixer (a food mixer powered by an electric motor)

electric locomotive (a locomotive that is powered by an electric motor)

electric hammer (a hammer driven by electric motor)

blower; electric fan (a fan run by an electric motor)

electric clock (a clock using a small electric motor)

drum sander; electric sander; sander; smoother (a power tool used for sanding wood; a loop of sandpaper is moved at high speed by an electric motor)

electric drill (a rotating power drill powered by an electric motor)

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