Examples from the Web for accelerator
He glanced over at Praed's plane, spun the small helicopter props over and pushed down the accelerator.
As the last lock opened he threw the accelerator all the way forward and felt the ship leap ahead.Daughters of Doom|Herbert B. Livingston
A midget auto came skidding down the pirate ship's ramp, its driver standing on the accelerator.This One Problem|M. C. Pease
He jammed his own accelerator down to the floor and plunged on.Operation Terror|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
"Say not so," says Barry, steppin' on the accelerator careless.Torchy and Vee|Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for accelerator
Word Origin and History for accelerator
1610s, from Latin accelerator, agent noun from accelerare (see accelerate). Motor vehicle sense is from 1900.