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turbocharger

[tur-boh-chahr-jer] /ˈtɜr boʊˌtʃɑr dʒər/
noun
1.
a supercharger that is driven by a turbine turned by exhaust gases from the engine.
Also called turbo.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; turbo- + (super)charger
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  • All this without an efficiency-boosting turbocharger.
  • But it has a single twin-scroll turbocharger in place of the previous twin.
  • The turbocharger was installed and tested in our shop.
  • The air is compressed in two stages using a air compressor and a turbocharger.
British Dictionary definitions for turbocharger

turbocharger

/ˈtɜːbəʊˌtʃɑːdʒə/
noun
1.
a centrifugal compressor which boosts the intake pressure of an internal-combustion engine, driven by an exhaust-gas turbine fitted to the engine's exhaust manifold
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