su·​per·​charg·​er | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌchär-jər How to pronounce supercharger (audio) \

Definition of supercharger

: a device (such as a blower or compressor) for pressurizing the cabin of an airplane or for increasing the volume air charge of an internal combustion engine over that which would normally be drawn in through the pumping action of the pistons

Examples of supercharger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All models still use a 2.0-liter inline-four engine with either a turbocharger or a turbocharger and a supercharger. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 29 July 2021 Unlike the last generation of Corvette Z06, which went out of production in 2019, the new Z06 doesn't use a supercharger to push air into the engine and boost its power output. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, 26 Oct. 2021 The 50 miles from a standard plug saves you 15 minutes at a CHAdeMO charger, and perhaps only 6 at a supercharger. Brad Templeton, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 The Bonnie Bobber’s 1.2-liter parallel-twin engine has been bolstered with a Rotrex C15 supercharger and dry nitrous-oxide injection. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 29 July 2021 In case that’s not enough grunt for you, the car is also equipped with a Gen 5 Whipple supercharger system that can produce more than 775 hp, along with an array of performance upgrades. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 15 July 2021 The long list of modifications includes a Magnuson supercharger, imbuing the factory 5.7-liter V8 engine with 550 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque (up from the standard 383 hp and 403 lb-ft of torque). Karl Brauer, Forbes, 14 June 2021 As for charging, the boat takes 10 hours when plugged into an AC outlet, four hours when plugged into a DC outlet and just an hour-and-a-half when plugged into a supercharger. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 27 May 2021 The Super Snake will come with a 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 with a sizable Whipple supercharger nestled in its valley. Maxwell B. Mortimer, Car and Driver, 15 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of supercharger

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of supercharger was in 1917

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20 Dec 2021

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“Supercharger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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