carbon arc


carbon arc

noun

  1. an electric arc between two carbon electrodes, used mainly for lighting, as in an arc light for a motion-picture projector, or for intense heating, as in the cutting and welding of metals.

noun

    1. an electric arc produced between two carbon electrodes, formerly used as a light source
    2. (as modifier)carbon-arc light
    1. an electric arc produced between a carbon electrode and material to be welded
    2. (as modifier)carbon-arc welding

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