- noun a device that produces electrical current for distribution to the spark plugs of piston aero-engines
Cars & Driving
- noun a small electric generator in which the magnetic field is produced by a permanent magnet; especially used to generate the electric current providing a spark for the ignition
- Abbreviation of magnetoelectric generator. An electric generator which utilizes a permanent magnet to provide the magnetic flux. Used, for instance, in ignition systems. Also called permanent-magnet generator.