Examples from the Web for carburetor
First look over the ignition system and spark plug for trouble, and also make sure that the carburetor is receiving fuel.The Automobile Storage Battery|O. A. Witte
The problem of gasoline storage and method of supplying the carburetor is one that is determined solely by design of the airplane.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
A carburetor, or atomizer, blows the oil into a fine mist almost as inflammable as gas.Inventors at Work|George Iles
Two punctures befell us; once our carburetor betrayed the trust we placed in it.The Firefly Of France|Marion Polk Angellotti
"Carburetor trouble," explained the soiled young man at the wheel briefly, without apology.The Vagrant Duke|George Gibbs
Word Origin and History for carburetor
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.