Definition of Squirrel cage

1. Noun. Cage with a cylindrical framework that rotates as a small animal runs inside it.

Generic synonyms: Cage, Coop



Definition of Squirrel cage

1. Noun. A circular cage for a squirrel or other small animal, which rotates vertically as the animal runs at the bottom. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively by extension) A tedious, repetitive, unfulfilling activity or situation, especially one in which no progress is achieved. ¹

3. Noun. (engineering) Any other device, such as a fan or rotor, that resembles a squirrel cage in form. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Squirrel Cage

squirmers
squirmier
squirmiest
squirminess
squirming
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squirmish
squirms
squirmy
squirr
squirred
squirrel
squirrel's-foot fern
squirrel around
squirrel away
squirrel cage (current term)
squirrel cages
squirrel corn
squirrel grips
squirrel monkey
squirrel monkeys
squirrel plague conjunctivitis
squirrel porphyria
squirrel wheel
squirreled
squirrelfish
squirrelfishes
squirreling
squirrelish

Literary usage of Squirrel cage

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1. Principles and Practice of Electrical Engineering by Alexander Gray (1917)
"Starting of Squirrel-cage Induction Motors.—A squirrel cage motor at standstill ... Connections of a starting compensator for a three-phase, squirrel-cage ..."

2. Principles and Practice of Electrical Engineering by Alexander Gray (1917)
"Starting of Squirrel-cage Induction Motors.—A squirrel cage motor at standstill ... Connections of a starting compensator for a three-phase, squirrel-cage ..."

3. A Course in Electrical Engineering by Chester Laurens Dawes (1922)
"In practically all motors of the squirrel-cage type, the slots of the ... As the resistance of the squirrel cage is very low,' the I2R loss is low and, ..."

4. Theory and Calculations of Electrical Apparatus by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1917)
"Such double squirrel-cage induction motor thus gives a torque curve, which to some extent is a superposition of the torque curve of the high-resistance and ..."

5. Electrical Machinery: A Practical Study Course on Installation, Operation by Fred Anzley Annett (1921)
"Comparison of Squirrel-cage and Wound-rotor Motors.— Although the wound-rotor polyphase induction motor has the most satisfactory starting properties of any ..."

6. Theory and Calculations of Electrical Apparatus by Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1917)
"Such double squirrel-cage induction motor thus gives a torque curve, which to some extent is a superposition of the torque curve of the high-resistance and ..."

7. Electrical Machinery: A Practical Study Course on Installation, Operation by Fred Anzley Annett (1921)
"Comparison of Squirrel-cage and Wound-rotor Motors.— Although the wound-rotor polyphase induction motor has the most satisfactory starting properties of any ..."

8. Electrical Machinery: A Practical Study Course on Installation, Operation by Fred Anzley Annett (1921)
"Comparison of Squirrel-cage and Wound-rotor Motors.— Although the wound-rotor polyphase induction motor has the most satisfactory starting properties of any ..."

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