sparking plug

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noun British.


Nearby words

  1. spark spectrum,
  2. spark transmitter,
  3. spark-killer,
  4. sparker,
  5. sparkie,
  6. sparking voltage,
  7. sparkle,
  8. sparkler,
  9. sparklet,
  10. sparkling

Origin of sparking plug

First recorded in 1900–05

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Examples from the Web for sparking plug

  • I made sure that the oil was circulating, and cleaned the sparking-plug, but the trouble was not remedied.



British Dictionary definitions for sparking plug

sparking plug

noun

a device screwed into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine to ignite the explosive mixture by means of an electric spark which jumps across a gap between a point earthed to the body of the plug and the tip of a central insulated rodAlso called: spark plug
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