Definition of igniter in English:

igniter

Line breaks: ig|niter
Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈnʌɪtə
 
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noun

1A device for igniting a fuel mixture in an engine.
More example sentences
  • A packet of high-powered rocket engine igniters had allegedly been seized from Mr Roche's home.
  • The court was told two packets of igniters for fuel pellets for model rockets, found in his flat in Perth, could have been used to set off a truck bomb.
  • Toward the last quarter of the race, the igniter on the engine started to fail, causing the car to lose power.
2A device for causing an electric arc.
More example sentences
  • Electric igniters are standard features on gas furnaces and cooking appliances because continuous pilot lights in those fixtures consume gas needlessly.
  • Glow igniters are a non-returnable and non-refundable electric component.

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