Word forms: (regular plural) turbochargers
( Automotive engineering : Vehicle components , Engine, transmission, and exhaust )
A turbocharger raises
the pressure of the air or air/fuel mixture
in an engine with a turbine that uses the energy in the engine's exhaust gases to
drive a compressor.
A new turbocharger and intercooler were installed to boost the performance.
The engine pulls the vehicle's bulk with ease once the turbocharger has puffed itself up to speed.
Their vehicles do not have turbochargers, superchargers, or any other kind of forced induction.
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