waste gate

noun

Definition of waste gate

1 : a gate by which superfluous water (as of a reservoir) is discharged
2 : a device for controlling the pressure in the nozzle box of a turbosupercharger by discharging into the free atmosphere a portion of the exhaust gases that would otherwise pass through the turbine wheel : blast gate

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“Waste gate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waste%20gate. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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