sparking plug


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spark·ing plug

(spär′kĭng)
n. Chiefly British
A spark plug.

sparking plug

n
(Automotive Engineering) a device screwed into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine to ignite the explosive mixture by means of an electric spark which jumps across a gap between a point earthed to the body of the plug and the tip of a central insulated rod. Also called: spark plug

spark′ plug`


n.
1. a device that ignites the fuel mixture in a cylinder of an internal-combustion engine.
2. a person who leads, inspires, or animates.
[1900–05]
spark′plug`, v.t. -plugged, -plug•ging.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sparking plug - electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric sparksparking plug - electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
ignition system, ignition - the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
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Initially a local firm, the Sphinz Sparking Plug Company, manufactured the plugs for the brothers, but later on they produced them in their own factory.
The amalgamation with Lodge Brothers took place in 1913, and the new firm was called the Lodge Sparking Plug Company Ltd.
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