Definitions

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

  • n. See turbosupercharger.

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  • n. inlet air compressor for an internal combustion engine (either Otto or Diesel cycle), powered from the exhaust air.

Etymologies

From turbosupercharger, a contraction thereof. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Short for turbocharger, which is a turbine that powers a supercharger.

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  • Strickland Jr., the agency's commissioner, "a spray of fuel oil hitting the engine's extremely hot turbocharger" may have started a small fire, melting the cover of the turbocharger, which is directly above larger fuel pipes.

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  • Mitsubishi only makes the turbocharger, which isn't unusual.

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  • Class leading levels of torque and highly competitive specific power outputs are delivered thanks to the adoption of a comparatively large single turbocharger, which is mounted within the vee of the engine, an intercooler and the use of the latest generation of Bosch common-rail fuel injection.

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  • The turbocharger is the market's smallest in relation to the engine's maximum power output.

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  • A supercharger is connected directly to the crankshaft by a belt; unlike a turbocharger, which is driven by exhaust gases.

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  • But Mr. Bailey's appointment last June to the newly created position of chief transformation officer — a role he describes as the "turbocharger" to the company's restructuring efforts — is starting to pay off.

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  • But Mr Bailey's appointment last June to the newly created position of chief transformation officer - a role he describes as the "turbocharger" to the company's restructuring efforts - is starting to pay off.

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  • However, the term was soon shortened to "turbocharger".

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  • As the EcoRoute name indicates, the information can be used to help maximize fuel efficiency, but it can also be handily adopted by enthusiasts to display information such as turbocharger boost pressure, throttle input, intake air temperature and more.

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