Tesla coil

noun
variants: or Tesla transformer

Definition of Tesla coil

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

First Known Use of Tesla coil

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Tesla coil

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

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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 26 Jul. 2021.

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