- nounan induction coil that converts current from a battery into the high-voltage current required by spark plugs• Hypernyms: ↑induction coil
* * *(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]
* * *ignition coil,a spark coil used in an ignition system to increase the voltage of electric current; transformer.
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