English dictionary of Car

English dictionary of Car

 English dictionary of Car

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A
accelerator ; accelerator pedal ; gas pedal
a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"

air conditioner ; air conditioning
a system that keeps air cool and dry

air filter ; air cleaner
a filter that removes dust from the air that passes through it

alarm
a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event

alternator
an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)

antenna ; aerial
an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals

antifreeze
a liquid added to the water in a cooling system to lower its freezing point

armrest
a support for the arm

automatic transmission ; automatic drive
a transmission that automatically changes the gears according to the speed of the car

axis
a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions

axle
a shaft on which a wheel rotates


B
battery ; electric battery
a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series

bearing
a rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily

bloc ; axis
a group of countries in special alliance

bodywork
the exterior body of a motor vehicle

brake
a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle

buffer ; fender
a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact

bumper
a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage


C
cam
a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion

camshaft
has cams attached to it

capacity ; content
the amount that can be contained; "the gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons"

car ; auto ; automobile ; motorcar
a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"

carburetor ; carburettor
mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosion

celerity ; quickness ; rapidity ; rapidness
a rate that is rapid

charger ; battery charger
a device for charging or recharging batteries

chassis
the skeleton of a motor vehicle consisting of a steel frame supported on springs that holds the body and motor

chauffeur
a man paid to drive a privately owned car

clutch
a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism; "this year's model has an improved clutch"

color ; colour
any material used for its color; "she used a different color for the trim"

conductor
a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.

consumption
the act of consuming something

convertible
a car that has top that can be folded or removed

coolant
a fluid agent (gas or liquid) that produces cooling; especially one used to cool a system by transferring heat away from one part to another; "he added more coolant to the car's radiator"; "the atomic reactor used a gas coolant"; "lathe operators use an emulsion of oil and water as a coolant for the cutting tool"

cooling system ; cooling
a mechanism for keeping something cool; "the cooling was overhead fans"

cover
a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "a screen of trees afforded privacy"; "under cover of darkness"; "the brush provided a covert for game"; "the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background"

crankshaft
a rotating shaft driven by (or driving) a crank

cruise control
control mechanism for keeping an automobile at a set speed

cylinder head
a detachable plate that covers the closed end of a cylinder chamber in a reciprocating engine or pump


D
dashboard ; fascia
instrument panel on an automobile or airplane containing dials and controls

diesel ; diesel engine ; diesel motor
an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil

differential gear ; differential
a bevel gear that permits rotation of two shafts at different speeds; used on the rear axle of automobiles to allow wheels to rotate at different speeds on curves

discus ; saucer
a disk used in throwing competitions

disk ; disc
something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate; "the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky"

disk brake ; disc brake
hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to both sides of a spinning disk by the brake pads

door
a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle; "he knocked on the door"; "he slammed the door as he left"

driver
the operator of a motor vehicle

driveshaft
a rotating shaft that transmits power from the engine to the point of application

duration ; length
continuance in time; "the ceremony was of short duration"; "he complained about the length of time required"

dynamometer ; ergometer
measuring instrument designed to measure power


E
effectiveness ; effectivity ; effectuality
power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect

efficacy ; efficaciousness
capacity or power to produce a desired effect; "concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine"

electrolyte
a solution that conducts electricity; "the proper amount and distribution of electrolytes in the body is essential for health"

engine
motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work

engine block ; cylinder block ; block
a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine; "the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"

exhaust
gases ejected from an engine as waste products

exhaust ; exhaust system
system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged


F
fender ; wing
a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud; "in Britain they call a fender a wing"

flywheel
regulator consisting of a heavy wheel that stores kinetic energy and smooths the operation of a reciprocating engine

fuel
a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"

fuel injection ; fuel injection system
mechanical system to inject atomized fuel directly into the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine; avoids the need for a carburetor

fuse
an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded


G
gas ; gaseous state
the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container

gasoline ; gasolene ; gas ; petrol
a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines

gearbox
the shell (metal casing) in which a train of gears is sealed

generator
engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction

grease ; lubricating oil
a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)


H
headlight ; headlamp
a powerful light with reflector; attached to the front of an automobile or locomotive

heater ; warmer
device that heats water or supplies warmth to a room

hood ; bonnet ; cowling
protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine; "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"; "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"

horn
a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it

horn
a device on an automobile for making a warning noise

horsepower
a unit of power equal to 746 watts

hue ; chromaticity
the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength


I
ignition
the process of initiating combustion or catching fire

impact
the striking of one body against another

indicator
a device for showing the operating condition of some system


J
jolt
a sudden jarring impact; "the door closed with a jolt"; "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"


K
key
metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated


L
length
the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place; "the length of the table was 5 feet"

light
(physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"

lubricant ; lubricator ; lube
a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery


M
mirror
polished surface that forms images by reflecting light

motor
machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion

mudguard
a curved piece above the wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle to protect the rider from water or mud thrown up by the wheels


N
naphtha
any of various volatile flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures; used chiefly as solvents

natural gas ; gas
a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes

nozzle ; nose
a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged

nut
a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt


O
odometer
a meter that shows mileage traversed

oil
a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water


P
paint ; pigment
a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating; "artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably"

piston ; plunger
mechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion

piston ring
seal consisting of a split metal ring that seals the gap between a piston and the cylinder wall

power steering ; power-assisted steering
automotive steering where engineer power amplifies the torque applied to the steering wheel

pressure
the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit); "the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure"


R
radiator
heater consisting of a series of pipes for circulating steam or hot water to heat rooms or buildings

radiator
a mechanism consisting of a metal honeycomb through which hot fluids circulate; heat is transferred from the fluid through the honeycomb to the airstream that is created either by the motion of the vehicle or by a fan

radio ; wireless
an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals

reflector
device that reflects radiation

roadster ; runabout ; two-seater
an open automobile having a front seat and a rumble seat

rotor ; rotor coil
the rotating armature of a motor or generator


S
scroll ; roll ; coil
a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

searchlight
a light source with reflectors that projects a beam of light in a particular direction

seat ; place
a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane); "he booked their seats in advance"; "he sat in someone else's place"

seat belt ; seatbelt
a safety belt used in a car or plane to hold you in your seat in case of an accident

sedan ; saloon
a car that is closed and that has front and rear seats and two or four doors

shade ; tint
a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"

shock absorber ; shock ; cushion
a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks"

space
an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things); "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth"

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

speed
a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens; "the project advanced with gratifying speed"

speed ; velocity
distance travelled per unit time

speedometer ; speed indicator
a meter fixed to a vehicle that measures and displays its speed

spoiler
an airfoil mounted on the rear of a car to reduce lift at high speeds

spotlight ; spot
a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer

steering wheel ; wheel
a handwheel that is used for steering

supercharger
compressor that forces increased oxygen into the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine

surface
the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary; "there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"; "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"


T
tachometer ; tach
measuring instrument for indicating speed of rotation

taillight ; rear light
lamp (usually red) mounted at the rear of a motor vehicle

temperature
the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)

tension
the physical condition of being stretched or strained; "it places great tension on the leg muscles"; "he could feel the tenseness of her body"

thermometer
measuring instrument for measuring temperature

tire ; tyre
hoop that covers a wheel; "automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air"

torsion ; torque
a twisting force

trailer
a large transport conveyance designed to be pulled by a truck or tractor

transmission ; transmission system
the gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle

trunk
compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools; "he put his golf bag in the trunk"


U
undercarriage
framework that serves as a support for the body of a vehicle


V
valve
control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid

volume
the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object; "the gas expanded to twice its original volume"


W
water ; H2O
binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent

weight
the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity

weight unit ; weight
a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan"

wheel
a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)

wheelbase
the distance from the center of a car's front wheel to the rear axle

windshield ; windscreen
transparent screen (as of glass) to protect occupants of a vehicle

windshield wiper ; wiper
a mechanical device that cleans the windshield

wrench ; spanner
a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt


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