Definitions of electromagnet

  1. a temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core; when current flows in the coil the iron becomes a magnet Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A core of soft iron magnetized by electricity passing through a coil of wire around it. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A core, as of soft Iron, made magnetic by the passage of an electric current through a surrounding coil of wire, and losing its magnetism when the current ceases. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.