Carburetor vs carburettor

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A carburetor is a part in an internal combustion engine that controls the mixture of air with the gasoline, a carburetor atomizes gasoline. In automobiles, carburetors have mostly been replaced by fuel injection systems due to the introduction of catalytic converters in order to alleviate air pollution. Carburetors are still commonly used in small engines like those used in lawn mowers. The word carburetor comes from the obsolete mid-nineteenth century word carburet, meaning compound of carbon and another substance, today known as a carbide. Carburetor is the North American spelling.

The British spelling is carburettor.


The front and back carburetor boots had cracks and signs of material degradation, according to the preliminary report. (The Tennessean)

The automobile, for instance, reached practicality with the invention of the float carburetor in 1885. (Barron’s)

On Tuesday the national working group for air pollution mitigation approved a law to bring production of the pollutant carburetor motorcycles into a halt in the near future. (The Tehran Times)

Jeremy Baye adjusts a carburetor on a 1936 Ford Woody Wagon at his 1945 Speed and Custom Shop Tuesday Jan. 19, 2016 in Troy, NY. (The Albany Times Union)

We pushed the car into a side street, dismantled the carburettor and replaced a loose jet. (The Ipswich Star)

During my next visit, he cleaned my carburettor and fixed my head gasket. (The Sydney Morning Herald)

This single-cylinder, air-cooled engine carburettor-fed, running two-valves is driven by a single overhead camshaft. (The Hindu)

“I think you know when you’ve written a hit song – I can’t tell you why that is, it’s almost like when a mechanic finds the problem with a carburettor and then the carburettor kicks into action and you kind of know … there’s just a feeling of joy and release, that you’ve done something wonderful,” he said last year. (The Guardian)