American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A generator, especially one for producing direct current.
- n. An extremely energetic and forceful person: a vice president who was the real dynamo of the corporation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dynamo-electric machine.
- n. An energetic person.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A dynamo-electric machine.
- n. generator consisting of a coil (the armature) that rotates between the poles of an electromagnet (the field magnet) causing a current to flow in the armature
- A shortening of dynamo-electric machine. The element dynamo- is ultimately from Ancient Greek δύναμις (dunamis, "power"). (Wiktionary)
- Short for dynamoelectric machine. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The dynamo is a modern four-pole machine, compound-wound, with a rated output of 46 amperes, at 125 volts -- in other words a dynamo of 5.75 kilowatts capacity, or 7.7 electrical horsepower.”
“In other Siriano news, the pint-sized designing dynamo is eagerly awaiting the fall debut of his new shoe line, which will be available exclusively at Payless.”
“And standing atop that podium for the women's 5,000 meters in speedskating was a 22-year-old dynamo from the Czech Republic who also seems destined to be a history-maker.”
“Oh, and it turns out the little dynamo is also a Beckham-like soccer player, something Berg discovered quite by accident when she casually kicked a soccer ball in Spright's direction and the dog, using chest, head and any other useful body part, executed an impressive block and slammed it forward.”
“Gilbert, who has been called a "dynamo" by admirers, is 92 years old and L.A. Unified School District's oldest full-time teacher.”
“He is likely the QMJHL's best bodychecker and has turned into a real dynamo from the blue line in.”
“Gentlemen, I am proud to introduce Dr.A. E. (Dal) Grauer -- a young dynamo from the West.”
“Since the dynamo is not in physical contact with the magnet, the system is frictionless, which means you don’t feel any resistance when cycling.”
“Each sensory nerve has, at its end, a bit of machinery designed for the transformation of certain kinds of external energy into nervous energy, just as a dynamo is a machine for transforming motion into electricity.”
“When the dynamo is a part of the welding plant it should be placed as close to the welding machine as possible, because the length of the wire used affects the voltage appreciably.”
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