air-box

noun

Definition of air-box

plural air-boxes
: a chamber in a motor vehicle through which air is drawn and filtered before passing into the carburetors or fuel injectors
  • One of the car’s neatest features is a flap on the intake air-box beneath the hood that opens above 3,000 rpm, emitting a wild, flat intake moan under acceleration.
  • —Terry BoxDallas Morning News8 June 2008

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First Known Use of air-box

1857


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