[ al-ni-koh ]

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

Origin of alnico


Words Nearby alnico Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use alnico in a sentence

  • The top of the stove was alnico-magnet strips, arranged rather like the top of a magnetic chuck.

    Space Platform | Murray Leinster
  • 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) /

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

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