pole piece


Definition of pole piece

  1. 1 :  a stout harness strap connecting a horse's collar with the pole of a wagon

  2. 2 :  the ridgepole of a roof

  3. 3 [4pole + piece] :  a piece of soft iron at a pole of an electromagnet usually shaped to concentrate or direct the external flux in some desired path

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Origin and Etymology of pole piece

1pole + piece

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capable of being understood in two ways

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