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pole piece

noun Electricity.
  1. a piece of magnetic material at a pole of a permanent magnet or of an electromagnet, shaped to control the magnetic flux distribution in the vicinity of the pole.
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Origin of pole piece

First recorded in 1880–85
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Historical Examples

  • Look at that devil Dan,—see how he 's bearing on the pole-piece!

    Sir Jasper Carew

    Charles James Lever

  • By this means a slight tendency is given to swing the armature toward the pole-piece m' of the main magnet.

British Dictionary definitions for pole piece

pole piece

  1. electrical engineering a piece of ferromagnetic material forming an extension of the magnetic circuit in an electric motor, etc, used to concentrate the magnetic field where it will be most effective
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