magneto


magneto
magneto mag*ne"to (m[a^]g*n[=e]"t[-o]), n. A small electric generator with an armature rotating in a magnetic field, having a secondary winding that generates a high voltage, such as one used to generate a voltage sufficient to cause a spark to jump between the poles of a spark plug in an internal-combustion engine. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.