supercharger

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

noun

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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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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