Definitions for loadstoneˈloʊdˌstoʊn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

load•stoneˈloʊdˌstoʊn(n.)

  1. Category: Mineralogy

    Ref: lodestone

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lodestone, loadstone(noun)

    a permanent magnet consisting of magnetite that possess polarity and has the power to attract as well as to be attracted magnetically

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loadstone(noun)

    alt. of Lodestone

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Loadstone

    or Lodestone, an iron ore remarkable for its magnetic quality or power of attracting iron; it derived its name from its use as a leading stone in the compass to mariners.

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