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float chamber

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Definition of float chamber in English:

noun

The cavity in a carburettor containing a device which floats on the surface of the fuel and seals off the flow as the level rises.
Example sentences
  • The fuel level in the float chamber is regulated through the buoyancy of the float.
  • I believe, but could well be wrong, that the level of fuel in the float chamber coincides with the top of the carburettor jet.

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