noun, plural mag·ne·tos. Electricity.
Origin of magneto
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Magneto represents an extreme point of those views so you can sort of isolate them.The CIA Spook Turned Comic Book Scribe: Robin Grabs a Gun in ‘Grayson’|Rich Goldstein|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Readers unfamiliar with the twins may recognize their father, perennial X-Men villain, Magneto.
I was a huge fan of the X-Men comics growing up, and Magneto is great.‘Kick-Ass 2’ Star Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s Favorite Movie Villains|Christopher Mintz-Plasse|August 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But Michael Fassbender reveals that he did the same thing, when he played Magneto in X-Men: First Class.George Clooney’s Worst Job? 10 Best Newsweek Oscar Roundtable Bits|Ramin Setoodeh, David Ansen|January 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
What is the nature of the current produced in the armature coil of a magneto, that is, is it direct or alternating?Physics|Willis Eugene Tower
The sparking being still weak, he examined the magneto: it was choked with grease.Round the World in Seven Days|Herbert Strang
A great variety of arrangements of the various parts of magneto desk-telephone apparatus is employed in practice.Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1|Kempster Miller
This winding constitutes all of the magneto windings, no external spark coil being necessary.
With the switch in position “2” the magneto applies ignition to both plugs in each cylinder simultaneously.