dynamo

Part of speech: noun

A machine for producing electricity by mechanical action.

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Usage examples "dynamo":

  1. He had an idea he could patch it up, put the old water- wheel back into place and make it run a dynamo, by which he could light the house and barn and run the machines in the dairy. - "His Family", Ernest Poole.
  2. He ranged through every subject from protoplasm to infinity, exalting, condemning, ridiculing, explaining; his brain was always busy- a dynamo that rested neither night nor day. - "Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009.
  3. New avalanches of iron descended as box cars above burst open; monstrous dynamo drums, broad- banded steel wheels and splintered crates of machinery battered about. - "The Indian Drum", William MacHarg Edwin Balmer.