Carburetor

  A fuel delivery device for producing a proper mixture of gasoline vapor and air and for delivering it to the intake manifold of an internal combustion engine. Gasoline is gravity-fed from a reservoir bowl into a throttle bore, where it is allowed to evaporate into the stream of air being inducted by the engine. Also see Diesel Fuel System and Fuel Injection.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary

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  • carburetor — 1866, device to enhance a gas flame, from carburet compound of carbon and another substance (1795, now displaced by CARBIDE (Cf. carbide)), from carb , comb. form of CARBON (Cf. carbon), + uret, an archaic suffix formed from Mod.L. uretum to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • carburetor — (Amer.) n. part of an internal combustion engine (also carburettor) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carburetor — [kär′byo͞o ret΄ərkär′bə rāt΄ər, kär′byo͞orāt΄ər] n. an apparatus for carbureting air or a gas; esp., a device in which air is mixed with gasoline spray to make an explosive mixture in an internal combustion engine: Brit. carburettor [kär′byo͞o… …   English World dictionary

  • Carburetor — Bendix Technico (Stromberg) 1 barrel downdraft carburetor model BXUV 3, with nomenclature A carburetor (American spelling), carburettor, or carburetter (Commonwealth spelling) is a device that blends air and fuel for an internal combustion engine …   Wikipedia

  • carburetor — Optionally spelled carburetter or carburettor. A device that vaporizes fuel and mixes it with air in proper quantities and proportions to suit the varying needs of the engine. A filter screens the air which is drawn into the carburetor. Here the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • carburetor — n. a device for smoking canna bis that mixes the smoke with air. (Drugs.) □ I have a carburetor with the rest of my stash. □ Frank showed Walter how to use a carburetor …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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  • carburetor — noun Date: 1896 a mechanical apparatus for premixing vaporized fuel and air in proper proportions and supplying the mixture to an internal combustion engine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carburetor — /kahr beuh ray teuhr, byeuh /, n. a device for mixing vaporized fuel with air to produce a combustible or explosive mixture, as for an internal combustion engine. Also, carburator, carbureter; esp. Brit., carburettor, carburetter /kahr byeuh ret… …   Universalium

  • carburetor — noun A device in an internal combustion engine where fuel is vapourized and mixed with air prior to ignition. Syn: gasifier See Also: carb, carby …   Wiktionary

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