intercooler

noun

in·​ter·​cool·​er ˌin-tər-ˈkü-lər How to pronounce intercooler (audio)
: a device for cooling a fluid (such as air) between successive heat-generating processes

Examples of intercooler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among the tweaks, Porsche swapped in a larger turbo, intercooler, higher flow injectors, and a low-pressure exhaust. Sean Evans, Robb Report, 5 Apr. 2024 For 1985, a new double-overhead-cam 16-valve head and intercooler on the Turbo gave it 160 horsepower. Brett Berk, Car and Driver, 4 Sep. 2023 The wheel arches are swollen by 2.6 inches, a bi-wing is created by an active rear spoiler that rises 2.4 inches when the car reaches 75 mph (contributing to downforce), and clumsy-looking air-inlet vents in the rear fenders feed air to the intercoolers. Peter Robinson, Car and Driver, 23 July 2023 During acceleration runs to 150 mph, the intercooler circuit cooked itself and eventually, the modern electronics would pull power. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 17 July 2023 However, a previous owner is said to have modified the RX-7 with a Borla cat-back exhaust and a Pettit Racing intercooler as well as added an aftermarket air intake and exhaust downpipe. Jack Fitzgerald, Car and Driver, 26 Apr. 2023 The healthy compression and the freer breathing improve the engine's output both on and off the boost, while the intercooler and the elevated boost pressure move peak output up another notch. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 2 Apr. 2023 To get nine more horsepower from the K20C1 engine, Honda made a number of improvements, including swapping from a nine- to a 10-channel air-to-air intercooler and reducing the turbocharger inertia by 14 percent while increasing the intake flow rate by 10 percent and the exhaust flow by 13 percent. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 15 Nov. 2022 To solve that problem, the Type R now has a 48 percent larger grille opening that directs air into a larger radiator and a 10-row intercooler (up from nine). Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 15 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intercooler was in 1899

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“Intercooler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intercooler. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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