Definition of powerhead in English:

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powerhead

Pronunciation: /ˈpouərˌhed/

noun

1 informal A powerful egomaniac: record-industry powerheads
2Any of various mechanical or electrical devices, including.
Example sentences
  • Depending on the machine size, a linear displacement transducer or linear encoder is integrated into the powerhead to measure stroke.
  • But, with the recent imposition of a tariff, they announced that the cost of powerheads sold in the U.S. would increase by 91.6% to eliminate the alleged dumping advantage.
2.1A submersible pump for an aquarium that creates current within a tank.
2.2A vacuum-cleaner attachment that houses an independent motor that drives a carpet-beating rotating brush. See also beater bar.
2.3The internal combustion engine of an outboard motor.
Example sentences
  • While a final ruling in the outboard engine case is expected early next year, Commerce has imposed a preliminary 22.5% tariff on many Japanese outboard engines and powerheads.
2.4The power unit of an automatic garage door opener.

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Syllabification: pow·er·head

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