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Injector  n.  
One who, or that which, injects.
(Mach.) A contrivance for forcing feed water into a steam boiler by the direct action of the steam upon the water. The water is driven into the boiler by the impulse of a jet of the steam which becomes condensed as soon as it strikes the stream of cold water it impels; also called Giffard's injector, from the inventor.
fuel injector, a device for actively injecting fuel into an internal-combustion engines by directly forcing the liquid fuel into the combustion chamber at an appropriate point in the piston cycle; an alternative to a carburetor, in which an air-fuel mixture is drawn in by the downward stroke of the piston.

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"Injector" Quotes from Famous Books

... tolled!! like a church bell tolling for the dead. The train, slowing down, rolled silently over the shrouded earth, the fire in the open furnace blackened and died, the cold air chilled her flues and the stream of water from the open injector flooded the boiler of Blackwings and put the death-rattle in her throat. When at last the train rolled slowly into Galesburg the fireman stood on the deck of a dead locomotive, with snow on her headlight, and, as the crowd surged round him, pointed to the ...
— Snow on the Headlight - A Story of the Great Burlington Strike • Cy Warman

Words linked to "Injector" :   gadget, contraption, gizmo, inject

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