a supercharger that is driven by a turbine turned by exhaust gases from the engine.
Origin of turbocharger
Also called turbo.
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a centrifugal compressor which boosts the intake pressure of an internal-combustion engine, driven by an exhaust-gas turbine fitted to the engine's exhaust manifold
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