Definition of Ruhmkorff in English:

Ruhmkorff

(also Rühmkorff)

noun

Physics
historical
  • = Ruhmkorff coil.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From the name of Heinrich Daniel Rühmkorff, German-born inventor, who invented the induction coil. With Ruhmkorff coil compare French bobine de Ruhmkorff.

Pronunciation

Ruhmkorff

/ˈruːmkɔːf/