American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An electrostatic generator having oppositely rotating mica or glass disks with metal carriers on which charges are produced by induction, used chiefly as a demonstration apparatus.
- n. electrical device that produces a high voltage by building up a charge of static electricity
- After James Wimshurst (1832-1903), British engineer. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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