breaker gap


Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • contact breaker gap — The distance between the contact points at their furthest opening …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • gap — [1] The distance between the center terminal (electrode) and the outer terminal (electrode) through which the spark must travel in a spark plug. Also see spark plug gap air gap. [2] The distance between the points in contact breaker points. See… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • breaker points — A mechanical switch in the distributor with two metal contact points (usually made of silver, platinum, or tungsten) that open and close. When the points are closed, energy is stored in the primary windings of the coil. When the breaker points… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Coal breaker — A coal breaking plant, depicted on a postcard in 1907. A coal breaker was a coal processing plant which broke coal into various useful sizes. Coal breakers also removed impurities from the coal (typically slate) and deposited them into a culm… …   Wikipedia

  • Circuit breaker — For other uses, see Circuit breaker (disambiguation). An air circuit breaker for low voltage (less than 1000 volts) power distribution switchgear …   Wikipedia

  • Air gap (plumbing) — An air gap, as it relates to the plumbing trade, is the unobstructed vertical space between the water outlet and the flood level of a fixture.A simple example is the space between a wall mounted faucet and the sink rim (this space is the air gap) …   Wikipedia

  • Pressure vacuum breaker — A Pressure Vacuum Breaker (PVB) is a type of backflow prevention device,used to keep non potable (or contaminated) water from entering the water supply. A PVB is similar to an atmospheric vacuum breaker (AVB), except that the PVB contains a… …   Wikipedia

  • Atmospheric vacuum breaker — An Atmospheric Vacuum Breaker (AVB) is a backflow prevention device used in plumbing to prevent backflow of non potable liquids into the drinking water system. It is usually constructed of brass and resembles a 90 degree elbow with a hood on its… …   Wikipedia

  • Grub breaker — Grub Grub, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of an insect, especially of a beetle; called also {grubworm}. See Illust. of {Goldsmith beetle}, under {Goldsmith}. [1913 Webster] Yet your butterfly was a grub. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A short, thick man; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • points gap — A gap between the contact breaker points when fully open; measured with a feeler gauge …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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