Loadstone Load"stone`, Lodestone Lode"stone, n. [Load, lode + stone.] (Min.) A piece of magnetite, a magnetic iron ore, possessing polarity like a magnetic needle, having the power to attract as well as to be attracted magnetically. See {Magnetite}. [1913 Webster]

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