combustor

noun
com·​bus·​tor | \ kəm-ˈbə-stər How to pronounce combustor (audio) \

Definition of combustor

: a chamber (as in a gas turbine or a jet engine) in which combustion occurs

called also combustion chamber

Examples of combustor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Collectively, these 200-blade rotors—each molded from a single piece of carbon fiber and each fitted with its own combustor, turbine, and reduction gear—would generate in excess of 130,000 pounds of thrust. David W. Freeman, Popular Mechanics, 20 May 2021 At the center of each fan, is a combustor where fuel would mix with the bleed air and ignite. David W. Freeman, Popular Mechanics, 20 May 2021 Schmitt said the oxygen would be combined with coal into a stream of carbon dioxide and water inside a combustor. Randy Diamond, ExpressNews.com, 12 Aug. 2019 But the bulk of the carbon dioxide is reheated in the heat exchanger and used again in the combustor. David Roberts, Vox, 1 June 2018 Pratt is rolling out fixes this year for durability issues affecting a carbon seal and combustor. Richard Clough, chicagotribune.com, 22 Aug. 2017 Pratt is rolling out fixes this year for durability issues affecting a carbon seal and combustor. Richard Clough, courant.com, 22 Aug. 2017 Supercharged Swirlers Air flows to the combustor through two swirlers, which are like high-speed blenders mixing fuel and air. Matt Jancer, WIRED, 19 May 2017 Bladed discs, located in the hot section of a turbofan engine, pull energy from the hot gases of the combustor to produce thrust. Julie Johnsson And Richard Clough, chicagotribune.com, 11 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of combustor

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for combustor

combust + -or entry 1

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The first known use of combustor was in 1945

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“Combustor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/combustor. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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