plural -s
: a disruptive electric discharge
especially : an undesired sparking (as in charging a Leyden jar) between two conductors
high-voltage generator operating in a pressure chamber to prevent electrical sparkover Science
sparkover potential

Word History


from spark over, verb

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“Sparkover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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