Try Our Apps


Fall Head Over Heels...

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. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for spark-coil
Historical Examples
  • 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
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for spark coil

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for spark

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for spark-coil