In starting an engine, the petrol tap is turned on, and some of the spirit allowed to run into the carburettor.
We just operate this geared fan, and force air through the carburettor.
You couldn't expect fuel to reach the carburettor when she was standing on her head.
He tried an alteration in the carburettor mixture, but this did not remedy matters.
Bleriot, following, succeeded in covering one side of the triangular course, but then came down through grit in the carburettor.
As the gasoline is sprayed into the carburettor a quantity of air is drawn in from the outside.
It was fully dark before the difficulty 103 was remedied by a careful readjustment of the carburettor.
It was an hour's task to dry the carburettor and the magneto and get the engine running.
As regards carburation, an automatic air valve surrounds the throat of the carburettor, maintaining normal composition of mixture.
Bleriot, turning out in the morning, made a landing in some such fashion as flooded the carburettor and caused it to catch fire.
device to enhance a gas flame, 1866, from carburet "compound of carbon and another substance" (1795, now displaced by carbide), also used as a verb, "to combine with carbon" (1802); from carb-, comb. form of carbon, + -uret, an archaic suffix formed from Modern Latin -uretum to parallel French words in -ure. Motor vehicle sense is from 1896.