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Carburetor   /kˈɑrbərˌeɪtər/   Listen

Mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosion.  Synonym: carburettor.

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"Carburetor" Quotes from Famous Books

... to have a carburetor and motor that will use the ordinary "stove-grade;" as a matter of fact, it contains more carbon and more explosive energy if thoroughly ignited, but it does not make gas so readily in cold weather and requires ...
— Two Thousand Miles On An Automobile • Arthur Jerome Eddy

... at Tolbiac, late and abominably. Then, leaving the highway, we had taken a country road. Two punctures befell us; once our carburetor betrayed the trust we placed in it. By the time these deficiencies were remedied I had collected dust and grease ...
— The Firefly Of France • Marion Polk Angellotti

Words linked to "Carburetor" :   carburettor, air-intake, butterfly valve, air horn, mechanical device, fuel system, venturi

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