turbosupercharger

noun

tur·​bo·​supercharger
"+
: 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

Word History

Etymology

turbo- + supercharger

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“Turbosupercharger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turbosupercharger. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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