earth inductor

noun

Definition of earth inductor

1 : an inclinometer (sense 1) whose indications depend on the current generated in a coil revolving in the earth's magnetic field
2 or earth inductor compass : induction compass

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First Known Use of earth inductor

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Earth inductor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earth%20inductor. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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