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igniter Syllabification: ig·ni·ter
Pronunciation: /iɡˈnīdər/

Definition of igniter in English:


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

Words that rhyme with igniter

all-nighter, biter, blighter, fighter, inciter, indicter, inviter, lighter, mitre (US miter), overnighter, reciter, righter, sighter, smiter, writer
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