Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A device for cooling a fluid between successive heating stages.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A heat-exchange device located between other devices or processes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A device for cooling air as it passps from one cylinder of a compressor to the next: similar to a condenser.

Etymologies

inter- +‎ cooler (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It surrounds the intercooler, which is visible through a hood window.

    Top Speed

  • The lower grille guides wind to the intercooler, which is sealed for the same reason.

    Autoblog

  • Other Thoughts: DO NOT USE some of those "intercooler" or cooler for your PS3, Some maybe most will --- >

    Newegg.com RSS Feed - Daily Deals

  • Subaru has for the most part left the greasy bits alone — still the same air-shredding turbo flat-four with high-volume intercooler (305 hp at 6,000 rpm and 290 pound-feet at 4,000 rpm); the same high-tech AWD system; the same close-ratio six-speed manual transmission.

    Fanboys in Flight: Subaru Roars In on a Wing

  • Five thousand dollars north of the WRX and well into the land of alphabet soup is this car, the WRX STI — a crushing, outrageous factory-tuner warthog powered by an even more insane version of the 2. 5-liter turbo four, with fancy-dancy valves, crank, pistons, intercooler, the works.

    Fanboys in Flight: Subaru Roars In on a Wing

  • Subaru The engine is a version of the WRX's 2. 5-liter turbo four cylinder, with added valves, crank, pistons, intercooler -- the works -- giving it a grand total of 305 hp at 6,000 rpm and 290 pound-feet at 4,000 rpm.

    Spoiler Alert: The Subaru WRX STI

  • Throw in halogen headlamps, front and rear stabilizer bars, anti-lock brakes (naturally) and a passel of other performance and appearance features (like the front-mounted intercooler for the turbo and an aluminum hood with a heat-extracting vent) and you've found one of the best bargains in the "boy racer" class.

    Steve Parker: Mitsubishi Motors: Just Who Are They, Anyway?

  • The usual increased turbo size and intercooler has been done as well as the exhaust, however it is the next step after that, which sees things begin, the engine has been bored from 3. 6-3.8L, which is enormous and also a Boost control has been added, so that the car is basically ...

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • Anyway, I’m off to reinstall my phase 3 chips and super large FMIC intercooler to the sports car.

    Rubbish Cars We Love: Rover 200 Mark 1 – So Solid

  • If we lose any more intercooler capacity, I'll have to switch out a main, or we'll melt.

    The Final Reflection

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.