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Simplified diagram o a carburettor

A carburettor (Breetish Inglis) or carburetor (American Inglis) is a device that mixes air an fuel for a petrol ingine in the proper ratio for combustion. It is whiles colloquially shortened tae carb in the UK an North Americae or carby in Australie.[1] Tae carburate or carburet (an sicweys carburation or carburetion, respectively) means tae mix the air an fuel or tae equip (an ingine) wi a carburetor for that purpose.

Carburettors hae largely been supplanted in the automotive an, tae a lesser extent, aviation industries bi fuel injection. Thay are still common on smaw engines for lawn mowers, rototillers an ither equipment.

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  1. Shorter Slang Dictionary, 2003