Definition of turbosupercharger
: a turbine compressor driven by hot exhaust gases of an airplane engine for feeding rarefied air at high altitudes into the carburetor of the engine at sea-level pressure so as to increase engine efficiency and the plane's rate of climb
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Origin and Etymology of turbosupercharger
turbo- + supercharger
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