A carburettor (top view)

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carburettor ‎(plural carburettors)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, Britain) A device in an internal combustion engine where fuel is vaporised and mixed with air prior to ignition.
    • 2005, Mick Walker, How to Restore Your BMW Twin 1955-1985, page 92,
      Both affect the performance of the machine, especially the carburettors, and both are important to the final appearance of the model.
    • 2008, Daniel Stapleton, David Vizard, John Sprinzel, The MG Midget & Austin Healey Sprite High Performance Manual, page 36,
      In a carburettor the pressure drop (or viewed another way, suction) is used to draw fuel out of a reservoir, usually via a jet, and into the venturi to mix with the air flowing through it.
    • 2011, Allan Bonnick, A Practical Approach to Motor Vehicle Engineering and Maintenance, page 81,
      For a large part of the twentieth century the majority of light vehicles used petrol engines that were equipped with a carburettor.


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