Definition of igniter in English:


Syllabification: ig·ni·ter
Pronunciation: /igˈnītər


  • 1A device for igniting a fuel mixture in an engine.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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