combustor

[ kuhm-buhs-ter ]
/ kəmˈbʌs tər /

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.

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Origin of combustor

First recorded in 1940–45; combust(ion) + -or2
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British Dictionary definitions for combustor

combustor
/ (kəmˈbʌstə) /

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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