Ruhmkorff coil

noun

Ruhm·​korff coil
ˈrümˌkȯrf-

Word History

Etymology

after Heinrich Ruhmkorff †1877 German physicist, its inventor

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ruhmkorff coil was in 1850

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“Ruhmkorff coil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ruhmkorff%20coil. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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