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spark·ing plug

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

sparking plug

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