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adjective Machinery.
  1. equipped with a float to control the feed.
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Origin of float-feed

First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for float-feed

Historical Examples

  • A float-feed carburetor, Fig. 29, was installed at the same time.

    The Library of Work and Play: Mechanics, Indoors and Out

    Fred T. Hodgson

  • It has a float-feed carburetor, mechanical oiler, and the ignition system is the jump-spark—the best for this style of motor.

British Dictionary definitions for float-feed


  1. (of a fuel system) controlled by a float operating a needle valve
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