ground-fault interrupterground-fault interrupter
an electronic safety device used in place of a standard electrical outlet in areas where shocks are more likely, as kitchens, bathrooms, and workshops: it immediately breaks the circuit if electricity is being lost
often called ground′-fault· cir′cuit-in·terrupt′er
An electrical safety device, as in an outlet, that detects and interrupts ground faults. Also called ground-fault circuit interrupter.