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noun Automotive, Machinery.
a device for each cylinder of a diesel engine with a heating element to heat the incoming fuel and air so that combustion will take place more readily when the engine is cold.
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Origin of glow plug

First recorded in 1940–45

OTHER WORDS FROM glow plug

glow-plug, adjective

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glow plug

noun
one of usually four plugs fitted to the cylinder block of a diesel engine that warms the engine chamber to facilitate starting in cold weatherAlso called: heater plug
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