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  1. a mechanism for forcing air into an internal-combustion engine in order to increase engine power.
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Origin of supercharger

First recorded in 1920–25; supercharge + -er1
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Examples from the Web for supercharger

Historical Examples

  • Get up and I'll show you how to adjust this type of supercharger!

    A Yankee Flier Over Berlin

    Al Avery

  • All we need is a supercharger to make it the best ship in the world.

  • As Stan worked on the supercharger he went over his plans carefully.

  • Hans made off and while he was gone Stan did a few things to the supercharger.

  • He walked to the bench and spent a half-hour studying the supercharger.

British Dictionary definitions for supercharger


  1. a device, usually a fan or compressor driven by the engine, that increases the mass of air drawn into an internal-combustion engine by raising the intake pressureAlso called: blower, booster
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