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- plural noun an assembly developed by Lucas, that causes the moving contact to slide vertically across the face of the fixed contact when the spark is advanced
- electrical contacts which slide or wipe past each other while maintaining smooth and continuous contact for added reliability. Such contacts may also be self-cleaning.
- synonymself-cleaning contacts
- electrical contacts which wipe or slide past each other, resulting in a cleaning action when used. Also called self-wiping contacts, or wiping contacts (2).