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  1. circuit breaker

    • IPA[ˈsəːkɪt breɪkə]

    英式

    • n.
      an automatic device for stopping the flow of current in an electric circuit as a safety measure.;a short period in which travel, business, and human contact are restricted in order to prevent the spread of an infectious disease
    • noun: circuit breaker, plural noun: circuit breakers

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. an automatic device for stopping the flow of current in an electric circuit as a safety measure.
    • a short period in which travel, business, and human contact are restricted in order to prevent the spread of an infectious disease a circuit breaker was recommended by the government's official scientific advisers supermarkets will continue to operate as normal during the circuit breaker period
    • a temporary halt automatically placed on trading as a means of inhibiting panic selling the circuit breaker was triggered as plunges reached 7 per cent