What does the word magnet mean?

Usage examples for magnet

  1. The iron ship itself, for example, is one great magnet. – Alias The Lone Wolf by Louis Joseph Vance
  2. The theme is the magnet. – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  3. In some cases a magnet was used. – Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery by Robert Means Lawrence