from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of carburettor.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • But there are resemblances to the ordered sticking together of pre-assembled parts, as when, in a car assembly plant, previously manufactured carburettors and distributor heads and fan belts and cylinder heads are brought together and joined in correct apposition.


  • Balancing the carburettors took a bit of time, but she was a good car.

    The Murder Room

  • He found an oily cloth and used it to rub clean part of the right suspension, a fuel line, the steering linkage and one of the carburettors in the engine compartment.

    The Way to Dusty Death

  • Universal joints, big ends, carburettors, I carry them all.

    Blood Sports

  • The engine is mounted aft, driving a four-bladed pusher propeller, with the petrol tanks situated in front feeding the carburettors by gravity.

    British Airships, Past, Present, and Future

  • A water-cooled 100 horse-power Green engine propelled the ship, and a new feature was the disposition of petrol, which was carried in two aluminium tanks slung from the envelope and fed through flexible pipes to a two-way cock and thence to the carburettors.

    British Airships, Past, Present, and Future

  • I positively dreamt of carburettors, magnetoes, and how to change tyres!

    Fanny Goes to War

  • Of limousine bodies, carburettors, spark-plugs, and inner tubes he spoke with freedom and eloquence, but the subject of love and marriage he avoided absolutely.

    Uneasy Money

  • Two Zenith carburettors are fitted on the rear half of the crank case, and short induction pipes are led to each cylinder; each of the carburettors is heated by the exhaust gases.

    A History of Aeronautics

  • The dry weight of the engine, complete with propeller boss, carburettors, and induction pipes, is 850 lbs., and the gross weight in running order, with fuel and oil for six hours working, is 2,671 lbs., exclusive of cooling water.

    A History of Aeronautics


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