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spark coil

noun, Electricity.
a coil of many turns of insulated wire on an iron core, used for producing sparks.
Origin of spark coil
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He succeeded in digging up a spark-coil—and that is all I ever saw of the engine.

    The River and I John G. Neihardt
  • Considering the size of that reward, he had undoubtedly become greatly attached to his spark-coil!

    The River and I John G. Neihardt
British Dictionary definitions for spark-coil

spark coil

an induction coil used to produce spark discharges
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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spark-coil in Science
spark coil  
An induction coil used to induce sparks in the spark plugs of an internal combustion engine. See more at induction coil.
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