spark plug

noun

Definition of spark plug

1 :a part that fits into the cylinder head of an internal combustion engine and carries two electrodes separated by an air gap across which the current from the ignition system discharges to form the spark for combustion
2 :one that initiates or gives impetus to an undertaking

sparkplug

play \ˈspärk-ˌpləg\ transitive verb

First Known Use of spark plug

1903


SPARK PLUG Defined for English Language Learners

spark plug

noun

Definition of spark plug for English Language Learners

  • : a part of an engine that produces a spark that makes the fuel burn


SPARK PLUG Defined for Kids

spark plug

noun

Definition of spark plug for Students

:a device used in an engine to produce a spark that ignites a fuel mixture


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