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Magneto   Listen

A small dynamo with a secondary winding that produces a high voltage enabling a spark to jump between the poles of a spark plug in a gasoline engine.  Synonym: magnetoelectric machine.

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"Magneto" Quotes from Famous Books

... thought, and from her knapsack drew what she had by chance brought with her. Upon the shelf she arranged a tin of singe—the French bully beef—a gilt box of powder, a toothbrush, a comb, a map, a packet of letters to be answered, and a magneto spanner. ...
— The Happy Foreigner • Enid Bagnold

... a steady light," he directed. "I think he's probably disconnected the wires of the magneto — that's what I'd do if I wanted to put a motor out of business in a hurry. And if that's all, there's ...
— The Boy Scout Aviators • George Durston

Words linked to "Magneto" :   ignition, magnetoelectric machine, generator, ignition system

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