in·​ter·​cool·​er | \ ˌin-tər-ˈkü-lər How to pronounce intercooler (audio) \

Definition of intercooler

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Unlike a typical automotive turbocharging system, notably missing is an intercooler. David Beard, Car and Driver, "2020 Ski-Doo Summit 850 Turbo Finds Higher Ground," 14 Feb. 2020 The supercharger, along with an air-to-liquid intercooler, is inverted and tucked into the V8’s valley. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Snakes alive! Shelby GT500 is the ultimate Mustang," 14 Apr. 2020 The electric compressor—the Audi S6 and S7 are the first models in the United States to feature the tech—is plumbed between the two turbos and the single air-to-liquid intercooler. David Beard, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Audi S7 Asks if Looks Matter," 13 Apr. 2020 Perhaps, some thought, the intercooler was leaky, allowing some oil to escape into the combustion chamber along with the air. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "This new sensor is how F1 plans to stop teams from cheating in 2020," 18 Mar. 2020 Its aluminum case sits on both a manifold VF manufactures and an air-to-water intercooler. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, "VF Engineering Lamborghini Huracán Is a Beast with Manners," 21 Feb. 2020 Intake air is cooled by a separate, two-stage low-temperature water circuit; the first cooler stage is composed of two parallel coolers in the left and right wheel arches, followed by another set of intercoolers downstream. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster Costs Almost $27,000 More than the Coupe," 30 May 2019 New electronic features include: Race cooldown to cool the intercooler after high-performance runs. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody goes faster, stops shorter," 27 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of intercooler

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Intercooler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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