Spark gap

Spark gap
Spark gap Spark gap (Elec.) The space filled with air or other dielectric between high potential terminals (as of an electrostatic machine, induction coil, or condenser), through which the discharge passes; the air gap of a jump spark. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • spark gap — noun Date: 1889 a space between two high potential terminals (as of an induction coil or spark plug) through which pass discharges of electricity; also a device having a spark gap …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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