vapor lock

noun

Definition of vapor lock

: partial or complete interruption of flow of a fluid (such as fuel in an internal combustion engine) caused by the formation of bubbles of vapor in the feeding system

First Known Use of vapor lock

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Vapor lock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vapor%20lock. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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