sparking plug


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sparking 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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In literature:

Furiously he tested the spark-plugs, stared at the commutator.
"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
He looked all the spark plugs over, he went after the vacuum feed and found that working perfectly.
"Cabin Fever" by B. M. Bower
Bless my spark plug, I've seen it!
"Tom Swift and his Motor-boat" by Victor Appleton
I made sure that the oil was circulating, and cleaned the sparking-plug, but the trouble was not remedied.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
Pee-wee wanted to name this chapter "Saved By A Spark Plug" or "The Hero Plug," but I said it sounded silly.
"Roy Blakeley" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
It might prove hard to get such a commodity as a spark plug in Millbrook.
"The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly" by Margaret Burnham
Either the spark was off the plug or the plug was off the spark, I forget which.
"Buddy And Brighteyes Pigg" by Howard R. Garis
As they expected, the sparking plugs were completely clogged.
"Round the World in Seven Days" by Herbert Strang
Get the spark plug in, Tom, and we'll be off.
"The Boy Scout Automobilists" by Robert Maitland
So the cylinders filled with surplus oil, the spark-plugs were fouled, and the engine had the power of a sewing machine.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis

In news:

The Dallas Mavericks have made their interest in bringing back spark plug J.J. Barea known, but so have several other big hitters.
There was a time, back in the day, when I used to change the oil and spark plugs on my old Volkswagen.
Federal-Mogul acquisition of BorgWarner's Beru spark plug unit expected to boost sales $80 million.
Senior ' spark plug ' powered Midway.
That might be overstating things, but the Pantherettes' leadoff hitter and " spark plug " made her way around the bases 57 times in 2012.
Why is my spark plug oil-fouled.
Selling spark plug s for modern vehicles can be a demanding experience for today's parts professionals.
Spark plug wires are one of those consumable maintenance items that occasionally need replacing.
Bellingham Bells to honor Cliff Gaffney, spark-plug star in '40s and '50s.
Congressional Democrats say they will pull the plug on abstinence-only sex education when a $50 million grant expires on June 30—a move sparking outrage among social conservative groups.
You could also see Sharky from Ripley's Aquarium or Sparky the Spark Plug from Nascar at your local Food City store.
Argos tailback Kackert a 'spark plug,' serious ground threat.
E3's unique design is part of the evolution of the lowly spark plug to provide a powerful, consistent spark in even the most demanding conditions.
View this Racing Spark Plugs Photo 1.
Choosing The Right Spark Plugs For Your Custom Engine.

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