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tickler coil

noun, Electronics, Radio.
the coil by which the plate circuit of a vacuum tube is inductively coupled with the grid circuit in the process of regeneration.
Origin of tickler coil
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • I suppose you use a tickler coil in the plate circuit, dont you?

  • Now connect one end of the tickler coil with the detector plate and the other post to the fixed .001 mfd.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
  • Don't think you have to use a regenerative circuit, that is, one with a tickler coil, to receive with a vacuum tube detector.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
British Dictionary definitions for tickler coil

tickler coil

a small inductance coil connected in series in the anode circuit of a valve and magnetically coupled to a coil in the grid circuit to provide feedback
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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