Definition of turbocharger
: a centrifugal blower driven by exhaust gas turbines and used to supercharge an engine
Recent Examples of turbocharger from the Web
A new base-model S450 employs a V-6 engine making 362 horsepower from 3.0 liters and a pair of turbochargers.
A V-16 engine with four turbochargers cranking out 1,500 horsepower How much: $3 million Overall: Excessive?
Seven skid plates and sand shields to keep sand from clogging the radiator, transmission cooler, and turbocharger intercoolers.
Command the common-rail injectors to dump as much diesel in the cylinders as the engine can handle and the single turbocharger spools up without much haste.
The power is created by a complex arrangement of four two-stage turbochargers that use captured exhaust gases to increase horsepower.
Two new twin-turbochargers are available — the Panamera 4S has a 24-valve 2.9-liter V6 cranking out 440 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque.
Using the Land Cruiser's production 5.7-liter 3UR-FE V8 engine as a starting point, the team added a pair of volleyball-sized Garrett turbochargers that are capable of producing up to 55 PSI of boost.
Because the current generation of smaller, more fuel-efficient engines and turbochargers often does not generate the sort of throaty resonance drivers expect, automakers design systems to augment the sonic experience.
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Definition of turbocharger for English Language Learners
: a device that supplies air to an engine at a higher pressure than normal to increase the engine's power
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