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pole piece

noun, Electricity.
a piece of magnetic material at a pole of a permanent magnet or of an electromagnet, shaped to control the magnetic flux distribution in the vicinity of the pole.
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1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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pole piece

(electrical engineering) a piece of ferromagnetic material forming an extension of the magnetic circuit in an electric motor, etc, used to concentrate the magnetic field where it will be most effective
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