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Syllabification: volt
Pronunciation: /vōlt
 
/
(abbreviation: V)

noun

The SI unit of electromotive force, the difference of potential that would drive one ampere of current against one ohm resistance.
Example sentences
  • They created electricity running at 10 volts with a milliamp current, enough to power a small lightbulb.
  • Lightening is a discharge of static electricity that ‘contains’ millions of volts of potential difference and many thousands of amps of electrical current.
  • As discussed previously, voltage is measured in volts, and current is measured in amps.

Origin

late 19th century: named after A. Volta (see Volta, Alessandro).

Words that rhyme with volt

bolt, colt, dolt, holt, jolt, moult (US molt), poult, smolt

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volt2

Syllabification: volt
Pronunciation: /vōlt
 
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(also volte)

noun

Fencing
A sudden quick jump or other movement to escape a thrust.
Example sentences
  • Make a complete volte or turn about on the toe of the right, bringing the left foot well behind it.

verb

[no object] Fencing Back to top  
Make a quick movement to avoid a thrust.
Example sentences
  • He strongly favours fencing along a straight line, disapproving of ‘volting ‘, crossing the legs, and all the tricks which were favoured with the ancients.’

Origin

late 17th century: from French volter (see volte).

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