linear induction motor or linear-induction motor Word Origin noun Electricity, Railroads.
- an electric motor in which a movable part moves in a straight line, with power being supplied by a varying magnetic field set up by a fixed part of the system, as a metal rail on the ground.
Compare induction motor. Origin of linear induction motor First recorded in 1965–70 Also called linear motor. British Dictionary definitions for linear motor linear motor noun
- a form of electric motor in which the stator and the rotor are linear and parallel. It can be used to drive a train, one part of the motor being in the locomotive, the other in the track