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turbocharger

[tur-boh-chahr-jer]
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noun
  1. a supercharger that is driven by a turbine turned by exhaust gases from the engine.

Origin of turbocharger

First recorded in 1930–35; turbo- + (super)charger
Also called turbo.
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British Dictionary definitions for turbocharger

turbocharger

noun
  1. a centrifugal compressor which boosts the intake pressure of an internal-combustion engine, driven by an exhaust-gas turbine fitted to the engine's exhaust manifold
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