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glow plug

noun, Automotive, Machinery
1.
a device for each cylinder of a diesel engine with a heating element to heat the incoming fuel and air so that combustion will take place more readily when the engine is cold.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
Related forms
glow-plug, adjective
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Examples from the web for glow plug
  • The influence of the position of the glow plug and of the piston shape were investigated.
  • Replaces glow plug components such as glow plug control, sensors, and glow plugs.
  • The glow plug was located as close to the injector as the head casting would allow.
  • Reliable diesel engine offers glow plug preheat system for long service life and easier cold weather starting.
  • Watch to see that water and glow plug indicator lights go off.
  • Engine will be equipped with a glow plug cold start system located in the air manifold.
British Dictionary definitions for glow plug

glow plug

noun
1.
one of usually four plugs fitted to the cylinder block of a diesel engine that warms the engine chamber to facilitate starting in cold weather Also called heater plug
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