carburetor

noun
car·​bu·​re·​tor | \ ˈkär-bə-ˌrā-tər How to pronounce carburetor (audio) , -byə- \

Definition of carburetor

: a mechanical apparatus for premixing vaporized fuel and air in proper proportions and supplying the mixture to an internal combustion engine

Examples of carburetor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even without deploying special weaponry, that chase would likely be over pretty quickly, as this Camaro uses Chevy's LG3 V-8, a 130-hp, 305-cubic-inch engine with a two-barrel carburetor. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 29 Apr. 2022 Equipped with a Holley Dominator carburetor and mated to a four-speed transmission that sent power to the rear axle, the might mill was capable of generating a ferocious 575 horses. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 22 Apr. 2022 Importantly, the car retains its original engine, carburetor, ignition, radiator and shroud, oil cooler and remote filter, brake servo, alternator, four-speed manual transmission and differential and even toolkit. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 18 Apr. 2022 The vehicle must have brakes, a muffler, carburetor and throttle. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Dec. 2021 And, later, had its engine's electronic fuel injection removed in favor of a carburetor. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 10 Feb. 2022 The vehicle must have brakes, a muffler, carburetor and throttle. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Dec. 2021 Since there’s no worry of gas spilling out of a fuel tank or carburetor, just fold the handle forward when you’re done and stand them on end. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 14 Oct. 2021 The vehicle must have brakes, a muffler, carburetor and throttle. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of carburetor

1896, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

18 May 2022

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“Carburetor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carburetor. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for carburetor

carburetor

noun
car·​bu·​re·​tor | \ ˈkär-bə-ˌrā-tər How to pronounce carburetor (audio) \

Kids Definition of carburetor

: the part of an engine in which liquid fuel (as gasoline) is mixed with air to make it burn easily

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Nglish: Translation of carburetor for Spanish Speakers

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