Definition of humbucker in English:

humbucker

Syllabification: hum·buck·er
Pronunciation: /ˈhəmˌbəkər
 
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noun

( trademark in the UK)
An electric guitar pickup containing two magnetic coils rather than a single one, which gives a high output and minimizes hum from electrical interference: the humbucker allows for classic rock, heavy metal, and other types of rock [as modifier]: the humbucker tones are fantastic
More example sentences
  • Since the 1950s, electric guitars have used ‘humbucker’ pickups to turn the vibrations of a string into an electric current of the same frequencies and harmonics.
  • It's lighter than a Les Paul but, with two humbucker pickups, this guitar is still a monster.
  • If you use a guitar with super high output humbuckers you may have to lower the volume.

Origin

1950s: from hum1 + buck1 + -er1.

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