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spark plug
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A. terminal
B. ceramic insulation
C. center electrode
D. gap
E. ground electrode

spark plug

n.
1. A device inserted in the head of an internal-combustion engine cylinder that ignites the fuel mixture by means of an electric spark.
2. Informal One who gives life or energy to an endeavor.
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spark plug

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sparkplug

n
(Automotive Engineering) a variant of sparking plug
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spark plug - electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric sparkspark 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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Translations
svíčka
tændrør
süüteküünal
sytytystulppa
svjećica
kertikveikikerti
candelacandela di accensione
スパークプラグ
점화 플러그
tändstift
หัวเทียนไฟเครื่องยนต์
buji

spark plug

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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

spark plug

sparking plug [ˈspaːkɪŋˌplʌg] n (Aut) → candela
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

spark plug

شَمْعَةُ الإِشْعَال svíčka tændrør Zündkerze μπουζί bujía sytytystulppa bougie svjećica candela スパークプラグ 점화 플러그 bougie tennplugg świeca zapłonowa vela de ignição свеча зажигания tändstift หัวเทียนไฟเครื่องยนต์ buji buji 火花塞
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In addition, increasing demand for LPG/CNG and petrol automobiles is impelling the demand for spark plugs, thereby boosting the market growth.
I changed the ignition coil, distributor cap/rotor, spark plugs and wires, and cleaned out the idle air control valve.
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Spark Plugs market for the period 2015-2019.
AS we reported in that follow-up article, Champion's new aviation spark plugs represent a major design change.
In many cases, it was suspected that cracked or broken ceramic insulators on Champion Aerospace fine wire spark plugs were to blame.
Romantic Affair, a winner of three handicaps this term, can end his year on a winning note in the NGK Spark Plugs Stubbs Handicap (3.40) at Newmarket today, writes Matthew Doyle.
The production team at Remploy's factory is now working flat out to re-pack and seal some 19,000 spark plugs each week for marques such as Mercedes Benz.
--verse from an early Superior Spark Plugs advertisement
This achieves improved combustion efficiency by introducing two spark plugs while significantly reducing engine friction.