spark plug

Definitions

  • 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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Usage

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
They even took out the spark plugs, though they had been new that afternoon.
"The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay" by Margaret Penrose
Soon the spark-plugs were unscrewed and in his pocket.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
He drapped over and hit a spark plug on the head!
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
We were back before ten, in spite of a spark-plug that gave us some trouble.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
At last I found that I must put in new sparking plugs, a difficult job in the dark.
"Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan" by Frances Halton Eva Hasell
Lindy's plane had two spark plugs for each cylinder, so that in case one missed, there was another one ready.
"Famous Flyers" by J. J. Grayson
She was disabled beyond hope of repair, unless he could get another spark plug.
"The Boy Aviators' Flight for a Fortune" by Wilbur Lawton
The spark-plug is a particularly delicate part, subject to many possible accidents.
"Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants" by R. E. Mathot
Sparking plug (comprising positive electrode 23 and spark-producing make-and-break 24).
"The Wright Brothers' Engines and Their Design" by Leonard S. Hobbs
Points, sparking plug Points de la bougie.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas
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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.
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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
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