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Vapor lock   /vˈeɪpər lɑk/   Listen
Vapor lock

noun
1.
A stoppage in a pipeline caused by gas bubbles (especially a stoppage that develops in hot weather in an internal-combustion engine when fuel in the gas line boils and forms bubbles that block the flow of gasoline to the carburetor).  Synonym: vapour lock.






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Words linked to "Vapor lock" :   vapour lock, stop, occlusion, block, blockage, closure, stoppage



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