- A device that mixes air and gasoline or other fuel in the correct proportions to produce a combustible mixture for an internal combustion engine.
- A component in an internal combustion engine that regulates the flow of air and fuel into the engine's cylinders.
Early 20th century, from french word 'carbure' + -tor. it refers to a device that mixes fuel and air to create a combustible mixture in an internal combustion engine.
- The carburetor was a crucial component in older cars, responsible for maintaining the proper fuel-to-air ratio.
- The mechanic adjusted the carburetor to improve the car's fuel efficiency.
- The carburetor was often a source of trouble in older vehicles, requiring frequent adjustment and cleaning.
- The carburetor had a simple design, but was challenging to maintain and keep running smoothly.
- The carburetor was replaced with fuel injection systems in modern cars, resulting in improved performance and efficiency.