spark plug


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spark plug electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spark plug In internal-combustion engines with electric ignition, a plug, screwed into the cylinder head, connected with the induction coil or magneto circuit on the outside, and used to produce a spark to ignite the fuel-air mixture in the engine.
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In literature:

Will come without fail to-night and bring new sparking plugs.
"His Last Bow" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Bless my spark-plug, but they might have imagined I had money.
"Tom Swift and his Airship" by Victor Appleton
Bless my spark plug, but the kind of tires one gets now-a-days are a disgrace!
"Tom Swift and his Wireless Message" by Victor Appleton
It had been broken off close to the battery box and the spark plug.
"Tom Swift and his Motor-cycle" by Victor Appleton
I only stole the spark plugs from that eight cylinder touring car.
"The Pride of Palomar" by Peter B. Kyne
It's only disconnected spark plugs and a short circuiting.
"The Lighted Match" by Charles Neville Buck
One tire was worn almost to ribbons, a rim had been sprung, and two spark plugs had cracked.
"The Border Boys Across the Frontier" by Fremont B. Deering
Late that evening Uncle Gilbert explained that there would have been no trouble at all if he had removed a defective spark plug.
"You Should Worry Says John Henry" by George V. Hobart
You're sure about that spark-plug affair?
"Morale" by Murray Leinster
The sparking plugs were cleaned very carefully, for the second time.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham

In news:

Frankenbach named Genoa 's 'Spark Plug'.
Sherry Frankenbach, shown painting Genoa Main Street's second business incubator, Springboard 2, was the winner of this year's Spark Plug Award.
Last May's reunion of bands that played Chelsea Street Pub here in the 1980s and '90s missed one of the spark plugs of the local rock scene from that time.
Electroair's high energy spark plugs STC'd.
Electroair has received STC approval for its high energy aircraft spark plugs.
Plug For Power Spark Plugs .
Do It Yourself Spark Plug .
After missing 1/3 of the season with injury, San Antonio spark plug back were he belongs.
45 AM on September 18 a man began throwing a spark plug repeatedly at the glass front door of Cyberia, an Internet cafe in River North.
Approval for many additional engine models to use this spark plug soon followed.
Walker Russell, Jr, a Mad Ants spark plug for parts of the last three seasons, will be back for at least the early part of this season.
Disconnect the spark plug or unplug the mower.
He's looking for advice and also spark plugs.
Snowboarding spark-plug Jupiter Unagi has taken on all kinds of crazy terrain.
My recommendation is to remove the spark plugs and pour a small amount of Marvel Mystery Oil into each cylinder.

In science:

More detail about the engine in this vehicle is provided by the pattern in column 5 which tells us that, as a gasoline-type engine, it runs on gasoline fuel, that it has a (relatively) low compression and that, in addition to the parts mentioned earlier, it has spark plugs and a carburettor.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
The main alternative to gasoline-type engines is, of course, the diesel type—not shown in the figure— which runs on diesel fuel, has a (relatively) high compression, and does not need spark plugs or a carburettor.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
Fact 54(c)) it seems difficult to find any spark plug.
Cartan subgroups of groups definable in o-minimal structures
It was centrally positioned, having the active part very closed to the spark plug electrodes.
Estimation of a Noise Level Using Coarse-Grained Entropy of Experimental Time Series of Internal Pressure in a Combustion Engine