vapor lock


noun

an obstruction to the flow of fuel to a gasoline engine, caused by the formation of bubbles in the gasoline as a result of overheating.

Nearby words

  1. vaphio,
  2. vapid,
  3. vapidly,
  4. vapor,
  5. vapor barrier,
  6. vapor pressure,
  7. vapor tension,
  8. vapor trail,
  9. vaporescence,
  10. vaporetto

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