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

Examples of intercooler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Barnes’ truck spent a week at Banks’ garage, where a new cold air intake, a new exhaust system and a replacement intercooler was installed along with a turbocharger upgrade. Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2021 Additional changes include dethrottling the intake, upgrading the dry sump oil system, and switching to an air-to-air intercooler. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 28 Oct. 2020 Unlike a typical automotive turbocharging system, notably missing is an intercooler. David Beard, Car and Driver, 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, 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, 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, 18 Mar. 2020 Its aluminum case sits on both a manifold VF manufactures and an air-to-water intercooler. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, 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, 30 May 2019

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First Known Use of intercooler

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Intercooler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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