Load·stone, Lode·stone, n. 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.
Lode·stone n. Min. Same as Loadstone.
n : a permanent magnet consisting of magnetite that possess
polarity and has the power to attract as well as to be
attracted magnetically [syn: loadstone]