[ al-ni-koh ]
/ ˈæl nɪˌkoʊ /


a permanent-magnet alloy having aluminum, nickel, and cobalt as its principal ingredients.

Origin of alnico Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for alnico

  • You can establish a psi field in a suitable material, just as you can establish a magnetic field in steel or alnico.

    The Ambulance Made Two Trips|William Fitzgerald Jenkins

British Dictionary definitions for alnico

/ (ˈælnɪˌkəʊ) /


trademark an alloy of aluminium, nickel, cobalt, iron, and copper, used to make permanent magnets
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