carburetor[kär′bə rāt′ər, -byo̵̅o̅-]
- The definition of a carburetor is a device used in engines to mix air and liquid fuel.
An example of a carburetor is the part of a car that makes the explosive mixture in an internal-combustion engine.
A carburator from an automobile.
an apparatus for carbureting air or a gas; esp., a device in which air is mixed with gasoline spray to make an explosive mixture in an internal-combustion engine
- A device used in internal-combustion engines to produce an explosive mixture of vaporized fuel and air.
- A small hole in the side of a bong or water pipe that is stopped with a finger and then quickly unstopped as a person is inhaling to force smoke out of the drawing end of the pipe.
Origin of carburetorFrom carburet.
cross section of a carburetor
- (US) A device in an internal combustion engine where fuel is vaporized and mixed with air prior to ignition.