Origin of ignition
Examples from the Web for ignition
So, I took the keys out of the ignition and hid them under my passenger seat.
“Goode reached for the ignition, started the vehicle,” the report says.The Teen Love Letters that Led to a Tragic Murder-Suicide in Florida|Michael Daly|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Received more than 260 complaints about an ignition switch fault in General Motors cars linked to at least a dozen deaths.Up to a Point: The U.S. Government’s Minimum Wage Is $430 Million Per Hour|P. J. O’Rourke|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Take, for example, the surprise cameo by R. Kelly, who sang part of—wait for it—“Ignition (Remix).”I Was Way Too Old for Z100’s Jingle Ball Concert. But I Couldn’t Have Had More Fun.|Kevin Fallon|December 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Boeing claims to have eliminated the risk of combustion, but not ignition.The Dreamliner Will Fly Again, But Is Boeing Still Blowing Smoke?|Clive Irving|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When these are present the residue in the ignition tube becomes dark on cooling.The Elements of Blowpipe Analysis|Frederick Hutton Getman
Another was trying to discover a defect in his ignition system, and others were oiling, fixing or warming up their motors.The Motor Boys on the Wing|Clarence Young
Back came the startling information from both the fore and after motor-rooms: the ignition had failed.The Dreadnought of the Air|Percy F. Westerman
First look over the ignition system and spark plug for trouble, and also make sure that the carburetor is receiving fuel.The Automobile Storage Battery|O. A. Witte
Without a moment's delay Barcroft switched off the ignition and commenced a volplane.Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S.|Percy F. Westerman
British Dictionary definitions for ignition
Word Origin and History for ignition
1610s, "act of heating to the point of combustion," from French ignition (16c.) or directly from Medieval Latin ignitionem (nominative ignitio), from Latin ignire "set on fire," from ignis "fire" (see igneous). Meaning "means of sparking an internal combustion engine" is from 1881.