Definition of carburetor
: a mechanical apparatus for premixing vaporized fuel and air in proper proportions and supplying the mixture to an internal combustion engine
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If that’s the case, then why does NASCAR insist on using carburetors, a technology rendered obsolete by the 1950s, on every competitor’s engine?
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First Known Use of carburetor
CARBURETOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of carburetor for English Language Learners
: the part of an engine in which gasoline is mixed with air so it will burn and provide the engine with power
CARBURETOR Defined for Kids
Definition of carburetor for Students
: the part of an engine in which liquid fuel (as gasoline) is mixed with air to make it burn easily
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