with a short

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damien lalala

French - France
In the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, I found a unusual use of "short"; it seems to be a noun which means "low battery", but I"m n't sure... Anyone could confirm?
“A cat with a short in its power supply.”
  • Kelly B

    Senior Member
    USA English
    It's this one in the on-site dictionary
    short n (electricity: short circuit) (Électricité) court-circuit nm
    (familier) court-jus nm
    Crossed wires produced a short in the system.
    Des fils entremêlés ont produit un court-circuit dans le système.
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