sparking plug


sparking plug
noun
electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
Syn: ↑spark plug, ↑plug
Hypernyms: ↑electrical device
Part Holonyms: ↑ignition, ↑ignition system

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ˈspark plug [spark plug spark plugs] (also plug) (BrE also ˈsparking plug) noun
a part in a car engine that produces a ↑spark (= a flash of electricity) which makes the fuel burn and starts the engine
See also:plug

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • sparking plug — spark′ing plug n. brit. spark plug 1) • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • sparking plug — noun Date: 1902 British spark plug …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sparking plug — Brit. See spark plug (def. 1). [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • sparking plug — noun spark plug …   Wiktionary

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  • sparking plug — noun (C) BrE a spark plug …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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