supercharger

[ soo-per-chahr-jer ]
/ ˈsu pərˌtʃɑr dʒər /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. supercargo,
  2. supercede,
  3. supercell,
  4. supercharge,
  5. supercharged,
  6. superchurch,
  7. superciliary,
  8. superciliary arch,
  9. superciliary ridge,
  10. supercilious

Origin of supercharger

First recorded in 1920–25; supercharge + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for supercharger

supercharger

/ (ˈsuːpəˌtʃɑːdʒə) /

noun

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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