noun, plural dy·na·mos.
Origin of dynamo
Definition for dynamo (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for dynamo
Dynamo is a platform that gives Turkers a collective voice and, consequently, the chance to drive change.Amazon’s Turkers Kick Off the First Crowdsourced Labor Guild|Kevin Zawacki|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
West is a dynamo, a fearsome warrior who quotes classic Greek with a warm, Southern charm.
The Republican Party was founded on and is built on the dynamo of liberty.
We must not forget that it is a dynamo, but is here used as a motor by sending an electric current through it.
To lose hope is like losing the dynamo, the secret of inspiration, and the once indomitable will droops and faints away.The Whole Armour of God|John Henry Jowett
The most important device for producing electric currents by electromagnetic induction, however, is the dynamo.Physics|Willis Eugene Tower
Again we are indebted to Faraday, for it was the dynamo that made electric lighting possible.The Story of Great Inventions|Elmer Ellsworth Burns
While the switch is open I turn the crank of the dynamo with perfect ease.
British Dictionary definitions for dynamo (1 of 2)
noun plural -mos
Word Origin for dynamo
British Dictionary definitions for dynamo (2 of 2)
sometimes before a vowel dynam-
Word Origin for dynamo-
Word Origin and History for dynamo
1882, short for dynamo-machine, from German dynamoelektrischemaschine "dynamo-electric machine," coined 1867 by its inventor, German electrical engineer Werner Siemans (1816-1892), from Greek dynamis "power."