Definition of solenoid
: a coil of wire usually in cylindrical form that when carrying a current acts like a magnet so that a movable core is drawn into the coil when a current flows and that is used especially as a switch or control for a mechanical device (as a valve)
solenoidalplay \ˌsō-lə-ˈnȯi-dəl, ˌsä-\ adjective
Origin and Etymology of solenoid
French solénoïde, from Greek sōlēnoeidēs pipe-shaped, from Greek sōlēn pipe
First Known Use: 1827
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