twin-tur·​bo ˈtwin-ˈtər-(ˌ)bō How to pronounce twin-turbo (audio)
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
twin turbo noun
or less commonly twin-turbo
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

Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of twin-turbo was in 1945

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“Twin-turbo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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