horseshoe magnet

horseshoe magnet

[′hȯr‚shü ‚mag·nət]
(electromagnetism)
A permanent magnet or electromagnet in which the core is horseshoe-shaped or U-shaped, to bring the two poles near each other.
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DONNY'S LITTLE HELPER: HORSESHOE MAGNET You never know when a magnet will come in handy.
A very strong horseshoe magnet from a nuclear accelerator was used to overcome the earth's magnetic field in the area around an insect pavilion.
The printed advertisement includes a version of the John Smith's horseshoe magnet icon which resembles the famous Nike `swoosh'.
Nike is also unhappy about the twisting of the John Smith's horseshoe magnet which it claims looks like its "swoosh" logo.
The bar across the horseshoe magnet should be removed before application and should not be used as a substitute for the block magnet.