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Kettering, Charles Franklin

Line breaks: Charles Fran|klin Ket|ter|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkɛtərɪŋ
 
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Definition of Kettering, Charles Franklin in English:

( 1876–1958), American automobile engineer. His first significant development was the electric starter (1912). As head of research at General Motors he discovered tetraethyl lead as an anti-knock agent and defined the octane rating of fuels; he also did important work on diesel engines, synchromesh gearboxes, automatic transmissions, and power steering.

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