English dictionary of Car

English dictionary of Car

 English dictionary of Car

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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

a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event

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

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

a support for the arm

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

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

a shaft on which a wheel rotates

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

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

bloc ; axis
a group of countries in special alliance

the exterior body of a motor vehicle

a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle

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

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

a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion

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

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

a man paid to drive a privately owned car

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"

a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.

the act of consuming something

a car that has top that can be folded or removed

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"

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"

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

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

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"

the operator of a motor vehicle

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

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"

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

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"

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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

engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction

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

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"

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

a device on an automobile for making a warning noise

a unit of power equal to 746 watts

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

the process of initiating combustion or catching fire

the striking of one body against another

a device for showing the operating condition of some system

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

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

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"

(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

polished surface that forms images by reflecting light

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

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

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

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

a meter that shows mileage traversed

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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"

tachometer ; tach
measuring instrument for indicating speed of rotation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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)

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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