Definition of Supercharger

1. Noun. Compressor that forces increased oxygen into the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine.

Generic synonyms: Compressor
Group relationships: Ice, Internal-combustion Engine
Derivative terms: Supercharge



Definition of Supercharger

1. Noun. inlet air compressor for an internal combustion engine (either Otto or Diesel cycle), normally powered from the crankshaft. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Supercharger

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Supercharger

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1. Textbook of Aerial Laws and Regulations for Aerial Navigation, International by Henry Woodhouse (1920)
"The Sherbondy supercharger solved the problem by maintaining constant induction ... The Sherbondy supercharger is, in fact, a gas turbine, therefore most ..."

2. The Airplane Engine by Lionel Simeon Marks (1922)
"from 111 to 164 hp at 9000 ft. altitude by the use of this supercharger; ... British tests of a Rateau supercharger fitted to an air-cooled engine indicate ..."

3. Aircraft Year Book by Manufacturers Aircraft Association (1921)
"The Moss supercharger used by Major ... When engines maintain their power to high altitudes by means of a supercharger, the torque remains constant. ..."

4. Transactions by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1921)
"Major Schroeder recently made at McCook field a world's record of 38180 ft., aided by a Moss supercharger. The adjustable pitch propeller, ..."

5. Internal-combustion Engines: Their Principles and Applications to Automobile by Wallace Ludwig Lind (1920)
"This is accomplished by using a supercharger which compresses ... The supercharger is an air-compressor of the centrifugal type which may be connected ..."

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