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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

spark′ coil`(n.)

  1. a coil of insulated wire on an iron core, used for producing a spark in an automotive ignition system.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism, Automotive

Origin of spark coil:

1895–1900

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spark coil(noun)

    an induction coil used to create sparks

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Spark Coil

    A coil for producing a spark from a source of comparatively low electro-motive force. It consists of insulated wire wound round a core of soft iron, best a bundle of short pieces of wire. Such a coil may be eight inches long and three inches thick, and made of No. 18-20 copper wire, with a core one inch in diameter. On connecting a battery therewith and opening or closing the circuit, a spark is produced by self-induction, q. v. It is used for lighting gas.

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