Definition of carburettor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English) (North American English carburetor) noun
BrE BrE//ˌkɑːbəˈretə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbəreɪtər//
Parts of a car
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the part of an engine, for example in a car, where petrol/gas and air are mixed together See related entries: Parts of a car Word Originmid 19th cent.: from archaic carburet ‘combine or charge with a hydrocarbon’ + -or.