field-winding

field winding

[wahyn-ding]
noun Electricity.
the electrically conducting circuit, usually a number of coils wound on individual poles and connected in series, that produces the magnetic field in a motor or generator.

Origin:
1890–95

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field winding (ˈwaɪndɪŋ)
 
n
the insulated current-carrying coils on a field magnet that produce the magnetic field intensity required to set up the electrical excitation in a generator or motor

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