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waste gate

noun, Automotive.
a valve in a turbocharger unit that automatically opens when a predetermined engine speed is reached, so that some of the exhaust gas to the turbine is diverted and the engine speed does not become excessive. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There are remnants of the waste gate masonry, but there is no indication that they have been of any practical use for a long time.

    The Johnstown Flood Richard K. Fox

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