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

Examples of twin-turbo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lamborghini, the Italian supercar brand, said the successor to the Huracan packs a twin-turbo V8 engine. Morgan Korn, ABC News, 9 June 2024 The Ranger Raptor features a 400-hp twin-turbo V6, 33-inch all-terrain tires, locking front and rear diffs and 2½-inch Fox performance shock absorbers. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 21 Mar. 2024 On the internal combustion side, the GranTurismo’s Modena and Trofeo trim levels offer the brand’s twin-turbo V6 that rolled out in the MC20 supercar, connected to an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel-drive. Will Sabel Courtney, Robb Report, 17 May 2024 The standard version of the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 produces 542 horses and 568 ft lbs of torque. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 10 May 2024 The hybrid’s steering, drivability, and the sound of the twin-turbo V8 are also adjustable. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 24 Apr. 2024 Customers, however, still demand the palpable acoustics of the raucous twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 positioned behind the driver's seat. Morgan Korn, ABC News, 13 Apr. 2024 Only the snarl of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 will give away that this wagon’s packing 603 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of yank. Sean Evans, Robb Report, 5 Apr. 2024 The sport utility vehicle features a 4.4-liter, 577 horsepower, twin-turbo DOHC, 32-valve V-8. James Raia, The Mercury News, 31 Mar. 2024

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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 23 Jun. 2024.

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