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choke coil

noun, Electricity.
a coil of large inductance that gives relatively large impedance to alternating current.
Also called choke.
Origin of choke coil
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Connect the protective condenser across the direct current feed wires between the panel cut-out and the choke coil.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
  • He knows that copper is a conductor, so he can't see how a current could be cut off by a choke coil.


    Randall Garrett
  • A coil having a single winding and used to introduce inductance in a circuit is called a choke coil.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • A choke coil inserted in a lamp circuit in series with the lamps dims the lamps because it reduces the intensity of the current.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • Find the reactance of a choke coil having a resistance of 10 ohms, when its impedance is 50 ohms.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
British Dictionary definitions for choke coil

choke coil

another name for choke (sense 12)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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