starter motor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n starter motor an electric motor for starting an engine
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Usage

In literature:

The paper was put away at once, and with a whirr from the self-starter the motor throbbed.
"The Golf Course Mystery" by Chester K. Steele
Henri threw the switch of the electric starter, the motor leaped into throbbing life, and they were off.
"The Boy Scouts on the Trail" by George Durston
The self-starter was released and the motor fired, causing the twin propellers to buzz smoothly and powerfully.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
He set about starting the motor, using the plane's inertia starter, which was driven by an electric motor.
"The Pygmy Planet" by John Stewart Williamson
The motor is prob'ly all cold now and the starter may gimme an argument.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
Considerably heartened, he pressed the starter button and the cold motor of Frank's coupe turned over slowly, protestingly.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
Then came the whine of the starter and the motor purred into life.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
Now he pressed the starter and the well-kept motor caught at once.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The starter ground away, but the motor did not turn over.
"Love Story" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
Before they got the starter's signal, he had the feel of the big Double-Wasp motor.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
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In news:

Vaccaro installed a new starter motor to get it back on the road again.
Let's say you've found a cherry 1946 Martin 6 horsepower boat motor in your grandfather's garage, but the rope-pull starter mechanism is broken.
Higher-tech motor starters and drives tackle new adversaries out West.
The BAS 1P™ single-phase motor starter is designed for use with exhaust fans, unit ventilators, and fan coil units in installations that have building automation systems, occupancy sensors, or timers.
Single phase motor starter thermally protects motors up to 1 HP.
Single phase motor starter thermally protects motors up to 1 HP Consulting-Specifying Engineer.
Flexible, easy-to-use single-phase motor starter is building automation ready, features overload protection.
During voltage sags, the device maintains a current flow through the selected relays, contactor coils , or motor starter coils — with sufficient coil energy to hold in the 3-phase, power-circuit electromechanical device's contacts.
Eaton S811+/S801+ Soft Starters enable advanced protection and monitoring, helping industrial customers and original equipment manufacturers improve system reliability and maximize system performance with expanded motor control solutions.
In width and can be installed in half the time of currently available motor starters , according to the company.
Hybrid motor starters can achieve up to 10 times as many switching operations as a mechanical contactor.
They attached a portable starter to the dark, sinister-looking elephant motor and spun it with a quick screech, igniting eight bombs in a cast-iron trunk.
MOTOR STARTER CONTACTORS ONLY, MAGNETIC & VACUUM 200 Amp.
Westinghouse , H230A/D, MOTOR STARTER CONTACTORS.
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