Tesla coil

noun

variants or Tesla transformer
: an air-core transformer for high-frequency alternating or oscillating electrical currents

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Word History

Etymology

after Nikola Tesla †1943 American (Croatian-born) electrician and inventor

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Tesla coil was in 1896

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“Tesla coil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tesla%20coil. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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