Definition of "supercharger" [supercharger]

  • A blower or compressor, usually driven by the engine, for supplying air under high pressure to the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine. (noun)

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Use "supercharger" in a sentence
  • "SMS 296 supercharger, which is applicable to both the 5.7L and 6.1L HEMI V8 engines."
  • "The supercharger is a sixth-generation Eaton twin-vortex system that feeds air through twin intercoolers."
  • "A supercharger is a belt driven device that forces air into an internal combustion engine."