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