ignition coil


ignition coil
noun
an induction coil that converts current from a battery into the high-voltage current required by spark plugs
Hypernyms: ↑induction coil
Part Holonyms: ↑ignition, ↑ignition system

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(in an automotive ignition system) a transformer consisting of two wire windings or coils in which low-voltage direct current is fed through the primary winding to generate high-voltage spark pulses in the secondary winding. Also called coil.
[1895-1900]

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ignition coil,
a spark coil used in an ignition system to increase the voltage of electric current; transformer.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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