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.
Trouve next used a horseshoe magnet to improve the efficiency of Werner von Siemens' dynamo-electric motor.
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.
Dip a horseshoe magnet into a cupful of iron pins, and some pins will stick to its poles, as might be expected.
Anne was doing something with a large horseshoe magnet.
In an exhibition at the Reichstag, I saw an old leftist poster showing a horseshoe magnet spanning the German divide.