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carburetor

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English[edit]

A carburetor for an internal combustion engine (top view)

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Etymology[edit]

From the verb carburate, carburet (“to mix (air) with hydrocarbons”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑːɹb(j)əˌɹeɪtɚ/

Noun[edit]

carburetor (plural carburetors)

  1. (US, Canada) A device in an internal combustion engine where fuel is vaporized and mixed with air prior to ignition.
  2. (slang, drugs) A water pipe or bong; a device or contrivance for mixing air with burning cannabis or cocaine. [from 1970s]
    • 1989, United States International Trade Commission, Importation of certain drug paraphernalia into the United States, page 8:
      Variations on the bong included air-driven pipes, electric pipes, ice pipes (chillers), mask pipes, chamber pipes, and carburetor pipes.
    • 2008, Dale Gieringer, Ed Rosenthal, and Gregory Carter, Marijuana Medical Handbook‎[1], page 172:
      Some pipes feature a “carburetor,” which is a small hole in the air chamber located past the bowl. The carburetor is held shut while the bowl is being lit and the smoke drawn.

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Translations[edit]

a device in an internal combustion engine

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