Examples from the Web for carburettor
I look down in the fading light and find the precious fluid spurting out from the carburettor union.Across America by Motor-cycle|C. K. Shepherd
It was fully dark before the difficulty 103 was remedied by a careful readjustment of the carburettor.The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters|Edward S. Ellis
Bleriot, turning out in the morning, made a landing in some such fashion as flooded the carburettor and caused it to catch fire.A History of Aeronautics|E. Charles Vivian
We just operate this geared fan, and force air through the carburettor.
To discover a carburettor which would vaporize this crude oil was difficult.
British Dictionary definitions for carburettor
carburetter US carburetor (ˈkɑːbjʊˌreɪtə, -bə-)
Word Origin and History for carburettor
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.