magneto

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noun mag·ne·to \mag-ˈnē-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of magneto

plural

magnetos

  1. :  a magnetoelectric machine; especially :  an alternator with permanent magnets used to generate current for the ignition in an internal combustion engine

1877

First Known Use of magneto

1877


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