waste gate

noun Automotive.

a valve in a turbocharger unit that automatically opens when a predetermined engine speed is reached, so that some of the exhaust gas to the turbine is diverted and the engine speed does not become excessive.

Nearby words

  1. wast water,
  2. wastage,
  3. waste,
  4. waste away,
  5. waste disposal unit,
  6. waste heat recovery,
  7. waste land, the,
  8. waste not, want not,
  9. waste one's breath,
  10. waste pipe

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