Entry from US English dictionary
An insulated cap that fits over the distributor in a gasoline engine and that distributes voltage to the spark plugs.
- Pandas mentions a car engine, which will not work if one removes the fan belt, spark plugs, distributor cap, or any of numerous individual parts.
- Other common problems include faulty spark plugs, an ill-fitting fan belt and a cracked distributor cap.
- A big guy with dirty ginger hair shambled out, a distributor cap trailing ignition wires dangling from his hand.
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Syllabification: dis·trib·ut·or cap
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