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supercharger

[soo-per-chahr-jer] /ˈsu pərˌtʃɑr dʒər/
noun
1.
a mechanism for forcing air into an internal-combustion engine in order to increase engine power.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; supercharge + -er1
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Examples from the web for supercharger
  • The simple version of your proposal is a turbocharger or supercharger that pressurizes incoming air.
  • Gesner's father, an engineer, was responsible for the automobile supercharger.
  • The supercharger, also called a centrifugal compressor, draws air through an inlet.
  • Leaded gas improved an aircraft engine's performance by enabling it to use a supercharger more effectively while using less fuel.
British Dictionary definitions for supercharger

supercharger

/ˈsuːpəˌtʃɑːdʒə/
noun
1.
a device, usually a fan or compressor driven by the engine, that increases the mass of air drawn into an internal-combustion engine by raising the intake pressure Also called blower, booster
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