air-cool

transitive verb

: to cool by means of air
specifically : to cool the cylinder or cylinders of (an internal-combustion engine) by air without the use of any intermediate medium (as water or oil)
air-cooled adjective
air cooling noun

Word History

Etymology

back-formation from air-cooled & air cooling

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air-cool was in 1900

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“Air-cool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air-cool. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

air-cool

verb
ˈa(ə)r-ˈkül,
ˈe(ə)r-
: to cool (as an internal combustion engine) by air
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