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tesla coil

n.
A transformer that is used as a source of high-frequency alternating current, as for x-ray tubes.

[After Nikola Tesla.]

tesla coil

n
(Electrical Engineering) a step-up transformer with an air core, used for producing high voltages at high frequencies. The secondary circuit is tuned to resonate with the primary winding
[C20: named after Nikola Tesla]
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Noun1.Tesla coil - a step-up transformer with an air core; used to produce high voltages at high frequencies
transformer - an electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage
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