supercharger

noun
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 The Tacoma TRD Pro is powered by a 278-hp 3.5-liter V-6, but the team added a Magnuson supercharger to add more power to account for all of the extra weight added to the truck. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "Toyota Brought This Overland-Ready Tacoma TRD Pro to Virtual SEMA," 2 Nov. 2020 Aided by an Eaton supercharger pumping 12 psi into the cylinders, the engine puts out 623 pound-feet of torque. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "2020 Mustang Shelby GT500: Jaw-dropping, record-setting power plus agility (review)," 28 Nov. 2020 Pop the hood to check out the V-8 engine, take a spin through the interior or build on a supercharger on the floor of your living room. Jonathan Bender, NBC News, "Lego reveals new Roman Colosseum set, the largest Lego set ever," 18 Nov. 2020 Unlike the similar but more powerful engine in the E53, the E450's version lacks an electric supercharger to add instant low-rpm punch. Annie White, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain Is a Familiar Wagon in Disguise," 5 Nov. 2020 Modeled after the GT 1967, the 1,471-piece replica includes a detailed interior, opening hood and trunk, and add-ons like a supercharger and spoiler. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The 2020 Game and Toy Awards," 4 Nov. 2020 Compared to the now decade-old 5-watt charging technology, any one of these USB-C setups feels like a cell phone supercharger. Max Lockie, Quartz, "Apple will change the way we charge phones," 13 Oct. 2020 But the optional engine, a 3.0-liter inline-six with an electric supercharger and a twin-scroll turbo, is new to the lineup. Annie White, Car and Driver, "2021 Jaguar F-Pace Has New Powertrain, Fresh Infotainment Tech," 15 Sep. 2020 Charging times can range from 30 minutes using a supercharger to 24 hours using a standard 110 home outlet. Susan Degrane, chicagotribune.com, "With electric vehicles, the road to the future still has bumps," 7 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of supercharger

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Supercharger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supercharger. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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