electric motor

Definitions of electric motor
  1. noun
    a motor that converts electricity to mechanical work
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    starter, starter motor, starting motor
    an electric motor for starting an engine
    synchronous motor
    electric motor in which the speed of rotation is proportional to the frequency of the A.C. power
    wiper motor
    electric motor that moves the windshield wiper
    kick start, kick starter
    a starter (as on a motorcycle) that is activated with the foot and the weight of the body
    self-starter
    an electric starting motor that automatically starts an internal-combustion engine
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    motor
    machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
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