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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The Italian mods included a new Eaton supercharger, a more efficient intercooler, high-volume fuel injectors, a remapped ECU with a higher rev limit, and a sport exhaust. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, 29 July 2022 Breathing through a Sports Touring cat-back exhaust system, Choi's car also has an aftermarket intercooler and oil cooler from GReddy. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 26 Oct. 2022 The intercooler and cooling circuit for the supercharger have also been revised. David Beard, Car and Driver, 26 July 2022 The engine block has been strengthened, for example, and the turbocharger and its plumbing and its air-to-water intercooler all add pounds. Patrick Bedard, Car and Driver, 16 Sep. 2022 Equipped with a transmission intercooler as standard equipment, the Palisade is rated to tow up to 5,000 pounds. Dan Neil, WSJ, 15 Sep. 2022 The Trofeo engine gets a pair of unique twin-scroll turbos and a separate intercooler for more peak power and better responsiveness. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 26 Aug. 2022 This was a necessity, as the twin-turbo V-6 requires a veritable club sandwich of heat exchangers, with an air-to-liquid intercooler and transmission and oil coolers joining the usual radiator and AC condenser. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 16 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intercooler was in 1899

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“Intercooler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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