intercooler

noun
in·ter·cool·er | \ˌin-tər-ˈkü-lər \

Definition of intercooler 

: a device for cooling a fluid (such as air) between successive heat-generating processes

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That hood scoop is functional and directs air to the tiny intercooler under the hood. Devin Holody, Ars Technica, "A beginner’s guide to the world of weird and wonderful Japanese import cars," 26 Apr. 2018 The principle alterations over the stock supercharged LT4 V8 include a new Eaton TVS2300 supercharger and three intercoolers—a primary and then two secondaries, one for each cylinder bank. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "A 757hp Corvette station wagon? We love the Callaway AeroWagen," 11 Oct. 2017 Line lock helps the driver warm the rear drag radials, a special air-conditioning circuit chills the intercooler, and a trans brake makes for easy launches and helps the Demon perform the briefest of wheelies. Car and Driver, "New Cars for 2018: Chrysler, Dodge, and Ram," 10 Oct. 2017 Second, power: The engine mods include an XXL cold-air intake, upsized charge-air intercooler, and a hot-rodded chip, adding 123 hp over the stock M4 for a total of 548 hp and 549 lb-ft of torque. Dan Neil, WSJ, "The Avant-Garde BMW i8: Bavaria’s Answer to Tesla," 31 Aug. 2017 Air from the lower tier is used to feed the air-to-air intercoolers. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Road tripping in a Ferrari 488 GTB: Worth the wait," 12 Aug. 2017 Drag mode disables the cabin A/C, routing its cooling power to the SRT Power Chiller, a device that can drop the intake temperature by as much as 18 degrees by cooling the liquid in the liquid-to-air intercooler circuit. K.c. Colwell, Car and Driver, "2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon," 20 July 2017 Seven skid plates and sand shields to keep sand from clogging the radiator, transmission cooler, and turbocharger intercoolers. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Ford adds FX4 off-road version of new aluminum-bodied 2018 Expedition SUV," 17 June 2017 With its direct piezo gasoline injectors, twin low-mass turbochargers and air-to-air intercooler, optimum performance and economy is achieved with no loss in engine response. Matthew Phenix, WIRED, "BMW Uncovers U.S.-Bound 1-series Convertible," 30 Sep. 2007

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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