vapor lock


vapor lock

noun

Definition of VAPOR LOCK

:  partial or complete interruption of flow of a fluid (as fuel in an internal combustion engine) caused by the formation of bubbles of vapor in the feeding system

First Known Use of VAPOR LOCK

1926

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