turbos

turbo

[tur-boh]
noun, plural turbos.
2.
Informal. turbocharger.
3.
an automobile powered by an internal-combustion engine equipped with a turbocharger.

Origin:
1655–65, in sense “tornado”; 1900–05 for def 1; in part < Latin turbō top, whirlwind, in part by shortening of turbocharged or turbocharger

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Word Origin & History

turbo-
formed c.1900 from turbine, influenced by L. turbo "spinning top."
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
turbo
turbocharger
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