turbocharger

noun
tur·​bo·​charg·​er | \ ˈtər-bō-ˌchär-jər How to pronounce turbocharger (audio) \

Definition of turbocharger

: a centrifugal blower driven by exhaust gas turbines and used to supercharge an engine

Examples of turbocharger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The inline-four seen here is likely to be the base engine, possibly with a turbocharger, with the inline-six optional. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "Mazda Shows Inline-Six Engines, Confirms U.S.-Built Hybrid SUV," 11 Nov. 2020 Not long after Gabreski became an ace, his engine shut down at high altitude when his turbocharger was hit by a 20 mm cannon shell from a Messerschmitt Bf 109. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why the P-47 Thunderbolt, a World War II Beast of the Airways, Ruled the Skies," 24 Nov. 2020 Pumpkin beer bread has two things going for it: The yeast in the beer works with sugar, baking powder and flour as a turbocharger to help the bread rise quickly in the oven. Casey Barber, CNN, "Forget that pumpkin spice flavored latte. That is not pumpkin. These foods are," 18 Oct. 2020 That’s equally thanks to a turbocharger that boosts output to 174 pound-feet of torque at just 1,600 rpm and a quick shifting nine-speed automatic transmission that keeps the engine in its power band while also achieving best-in class fuel economy. cleveland, "2021 Chevy Trailblazer’s style, value and features raise expectations for small SUVs (review)," 1 Aug. 2020 That’s equally thanks to a turbocharger that boosts output to 174 pound-feet of torque at just 1,600 rpm and a quick shifting nine-speed automatic transmission that keeps the engine in its power band while also achieving best-in class fuel economy. cleveland, "2021 Chevy Trailblazer’s style, value and features raise expectations for small SUVs (review)," 1 Aug. 2020 That’s equally thanks to a turbocharger that boosts output to 174 pound-feet of torque at just 1,600 rpm and a quick shifting nine-speed automatic transmission that keeps the engine in its power band while also achieving best-in class fuel economy. cleveland, "2021 Chevy Trailblazer’s style, value and features raise expectations for small SUVs (review)," 1 Aug. 2020 The 48-volt system also powers an electric supercharger that helps feed boost before the turbocharger wakes up. Jake Lingeman, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupe Puts a Premium on Design," 23 Aug. 2020 That’s equally thanks to a turbocharger that boosts output to 174 pound-feet of torque at just 1,600 rpm and a quick shifting nine-speed automatic transmission that keeps the engine in its power band while also achieving best-in class fuel economy. cleveland, "2021 Chevy Trailblazer’s style, value and features raise expectations for small SUVs (review)," 1 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of turbocharger

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Turbocharger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turbocharger. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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turbocharger

noun
How to pronounce turbocharger (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of turbocharger

: a device that supplies air to an engine at a higher pressure than normal to increase the engine's power

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