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Automobile

Of or relating to any vehicle, usually designed to carry passengers, that operates on ordinary roads and typically has four wheels and a gasoline or diesel internal-combustion engine.

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capitalized cost

Automotive; Automobile

The total price of the vehicle, in effect, its purchase price. In theory, the cap cost should equal the amount you would pay for the vehicle if you were purchasing the vehicle. When a lease is made, ...

conduction

Automotive; Automobile

The transfer of heat from one object to another by having the objects in physical contact.

carburetor barrel

Automotive; Automobile

The tube-like part of the vehicle through which air flows and is mixed with vaporized fuel. The choke butterfly valve is located at the top of the carburetor barrel, and the throttle valve is located ...

bump and rebound

Automotive; Automobile

The two stages of suspension movement requiring damping.

chainstays

Automotive; Automobile

The two tubes of a bicycle frame that run from the bottom bracket back to the rear dropouts.

cam follower

Automotive; Automobile

The unit that contacts the end of the valve stem and the camshaft. The follower rides on the camshaft and when the cam lobes move it upward, it opens the valve.

valve lifter or tappet

Automotive; Automobile

The unit that contacts the end of the valve stem and the camshaft. The follower rides on the camshaft and when the cam lobes move it upward, it opens the valve.

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