combustor

[kuh m-buhs-ter]

noun Aeronautics.

the apparatus in a ramjet or other jet engine for initiating and sustaining combustion, consisting of the igniter, fuel-injection system, combustion chamber, and flameholder.

Nearby words

  1. combustible,
  2. combustion,
  3. combustion chamber,
  4. combustion engine,
  5. combustion tube,
  6. comby's sign,
  7. comd.,
  8. comdg,
  9. comdg.,
  10. comdr

Origin of combustor

First recorded in 1940–45; combust(ion) + -or2

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British Dictionary definitions for combustor

combustor

noun

the combustion system of a jet engine or ramjet, comprising the combustion chamber, the fuel injection apparatus, and the igniter
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