Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know

ignition system

the system in an internal-combustion engine that produces the spark to ignite the mixture of fuel and air: includes the battery, ignition coil, distributor, spark plugs, and associated switches and wiring.
Origin of ignition system
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for ignition system
Historical Examples
  • First look over the ignition system and spark plug for trouble, and also make sure that the carburetor is receiving fuel.

  • The ignition switch is closed, and connects the ignition system to the battery.

  • It has a float-feed carburetor, mechanical oiler, and the ignition system is the jump-spark—the best for this style of motor.

  • The simplicity of the ignition system is evident by inspection of Fig. 62.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • At home he was interested only when he was asked to trace some subtle ill in the ignition system of the car.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • There was trouble with the ignition system, and also with the carbureter.

  • He pushed the Chinaman to one side, and rapidly ran over his ignition system.

    The Hero of Panama F. S. Brereton
  • Another was trying to discover a defect in his ignition system, and others were oiling, fixing or warming up their motors.

  • Trouble in the ignition system is indicated by the motor “missing,” stopping entirely, or by inability to start.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The real point of departure between the two systems of operation is the ignition system involved.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for ignition system

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for ignition

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for ignition system