horseshoe magnet


  1. a horseshoe-shaped permanent magnet.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of horseshoe magnet1

First recorded in 1775–85

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Example Sentences

Make a small horseshoe magnet from a piece of the very best steel obtainable, and magnetize it to as high a strength as possible.

If the ordinary bar or horseshoe magnet be carefully examined, one end will be found to be marked N.

In this simple machine the lines of force exist between the poles of a horseshoe magnet.

Its field crossing the field of the horseshoe magnet, tends to turn until its turning force is balanced by the spiral springs.

The form is mounted on jewel bearings between the poles of a strong permanent horseshoe magnet.


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