Afterburner meaning

ăftər-bûrnər
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A device for augmenting the thrust of a jet engine by burning additional fuel with the uncombined oxygen in the exhaust gases.
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A device for burning or chemically altering unburned or partially burned carbon compounds in exhaust gases.
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A device within the tailpipe of some jet engines for burning extra fuel to produce additional thrust.
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An auxiliary device, as on internal-combustion engines and incinerators, for burning undesirable exhaust gases produced during the original combustion.
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A device in the engine of an aircraft which injects fuel into the exhaust system to increase the thrust.
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Origin of afterburner

  • From after- +‎ burner

    From Wiktionary