AskDefine | Define magneto

Dictionary Definition

magneto n : a small dynamo with a secondary winding that produces a high voltage enabling a spark to jump between the poles of a spark plug in a gasoline engine [syn: magnetoelectric machine]

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  1. a dynamo that provides power to the spark plugs of a small internal combustion engine

Extensive Definition

Magneto may mean:
magneto in German: Figuren aus dem Marvel-Universum#Magneto
magneto in French: Magnéto
magneto in Spanish: Magneto
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