Meaning of MAGNETO in English

MAGNETO

/ mægˈniːtəʊ; NAmE -ˈniːtoʊ/ noun

( pl. -os ) a small piece of equipment that uses magnets (1) to produce the electricity that lights the fuel in the engine of a car, etc.

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WORD ORIGIN

late 19th cent.: abbreviation of magneto-electric .

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