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spark coil

noun Electricity.
  1. a coil of many turns of insulated wire on an iron core, used for producing sparks.
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Origin of spark coil

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for spark coil

Historical Examples

  • He succeeded in digging up a spark-coil—and that is all I ever saw of the engine.

    The River and I

    John G. Neihardt

  • Considering the size of that reward, he had undoubtedly become greatly attached to his spark-coil!

    The River and I

    John G. Neihardt


British Dictionary definitions for spark coil

spark coil

noun
  1. an induction coil used to produce spark discharges
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spark coil in Science

spark coil

  1. An induction coil used to induce sparks in the spark plugs of an internal combustion engine. See more at induction coil.
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