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sparking plug

noun, British
1.
spark plug (def 1).
Origin of sparking plug
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • "Not at all," I replied, thinking he wanted to ask the way or borrow a sparking plug—or maybe beg a match.

  • I changed the sparking plug, hoping for better results, but in vain.

  • He called on Lowther to get down, and together the two men began to examine a sparking plug with wholly fictitious energy.

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  • There was a series of explosions as though the sparking plug of a motor-bicycle was playing tricks.

British Dictionary definitions for sparking plug

sparking plug

noun
1.
a device screwed into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine to ignite the explosive mixture by means of an electric spark which jumps across a gap between a point earthed to the body of the plug and the tip of a central insulated rod Also called spark plug
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