twin-tur·​bo | \ ˈtwin-ˈtər-(ˌ)bō How to pronounce twin-turbo (audio) \

Definition of twin-turbo

of an engine
: having two turbochargers operating in parallel The engine is a 3.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 pumping out 370 hp.— Peter Robinson

Other Words from twin-turbo

twin turbo or less commonly twin-turbo noun
BMW claims that this is the first in-line six-cylinder engine to use twin turbos, with precision fuel injection and variable-valve timing. — Frank Aukofer

First Known Use of twin-turbo

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Twin-turbo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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