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Definition of the noun afterburner

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noun - plural: afterburners

  1. a device that injects fuel into a hot exhaust for extra thrust


Afterburner is a roller coaster at Fun Spot Amusement Park & Zoo in Angola, Indiana. It was the only operating roller coaster with an inversion in the state of Indiana until 2008 when Steel Hawg opened at Indiana Beach. It is also notable for formerly using an elevator to transport passengers to the loading platform. Afterburner is the original prototype of Arrow's "Launched Loop" shuttle coaster.


Who is Afterburner?

Afterburner a.k.a. Rob Turner is an actor.


  1. "Afterburner" is the ninth studio album by the American blues rock band ZZ Top, released in 1985. Afterburner was a financial success, going several times platinum and launching several hit singles, the most successful of which was "Sleeping Bag" which peaked at No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  2. "Afterburner" is a musical album of Sinister.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  3. "Afterburner" is a musical album of Seismic Anamoly.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  4. "Afterburner" is a composition.


"Afterburner" is a book by John Darrell Sherwood.

  • also known as "Afterburner: naval aviators and the Vietnam War"
  • subjects: Warfare, Vietnam, United States of America, Vietnam War, Military branch, History


  1. Afterburner: L'Afterburner, vendue sous la dénomitation Fireball aux États-Unis, est une attraction de type pendule, principalement utilisé dans les parcs d'attractions et les fêtes foraines et conçue par KMG.
  2. The Afterburner lighting kit by Triton Labs is an aftermarket modification to the Game Boy Advance in which a frontlight is installed into the unit.
  3. Afterburner is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Afterburner

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Google previewAIRCRAFT PROPULSION (2016)


afterburner and water injection. Afterburner Afterburner is a thrust augmenting system attached at the end of the main engine to produce additional thrust. It is an extended part or additional section of ...

Google previewCombustion and Incineration Processes (2010)

Applications in Environmental Engineering, Fourth Edition by Walter R. Niessen

An afterburner is an appropriate cleanup stage with ...

Google previewGeneral Instructions for Demilitarization/disposal of Conventional Munitions (1988)

The Decontamination Furnace exhaust has the capability of being ducted into the afterburner. (3) Afterburner. The Afterburner is an oil fired horizontal cylindrical furnace which accomplishes second stage incineration of gas phase materials ...

Google previewAircraft Propulsion and Gas Turbine Engines (2008)

by Ahmed F. El-Sayed

Afterburner The afterburner is a second combustion ...

Google previewDynamic Modeling, Simulation and Control of Energy Generation (2013)

by Ranjan Vepa

The afterburner is a subsystem that is ...

Google previewMilitary Flight Aptitude Tests (2014)

by Kathleen Elliott, David Ebner, Carmen Geraci

An afterburner is a tube placed between the turbine and the rear exhaust nozzle where additional fuel is added to the flow and ignited to provide increased thrust. However, afterburners greatly increase fuel consumption, so they can be used ...

Google previewSharkbait (2017)

A Flight Surgeon's Odyssey in Vietnam by Guy S. Clark M.D.

Afterburner is a component utilized by military supersonic aircraft to provide additional thrust ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Afterburner. An air pollution abatement device that removes undesirable organic gases through incineration. In incinerator technology, a burner located so that the combustion gases are made to pass through its flame in order to remove ...

Google previewDictionary of Ecodesign (2010)

An Illustrated Reference by Ken Yeang, Lillian Woo

Afterburner. Device that controls air pollution by incinerating organic compounds into carbon dioxide and water. At the same time, the energy consumption and impacts of carbon dioxide emissions are serious considerations in using ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing (2006)

by Sunggyu Lee

Measurements were made of the VAE surface temperature, both with and without an afterburner plume intervening between the surface and detection optics. The VAE was water-cooled, consequently, its temperature was rather low, typically ...

Google previewDictionary of Space Technology (2013)

by Joseph Angelo

afterburner A device used for increasing the thrust of a jet engine by burning additional fuelinthe uncombinedoxygen present inthe turbine exhaustgases. afterburning 1.In rocketry, the characteristic of some rocket ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science (2000)

by John F. Mongillo, Linda Zierdt-Warshaw

Agent Orange afterburner, An AIR POLLUTION instrument used in industrial incinerators and some jet engines. The afterburner injects FUEL into incinerator or engine exhausts to increase the combustion efficiency and decrease the amount of ...

Google previewEnvironmental Engineering Dictionary (2005)

by C. C. Lee

Secondary burner (afterburner, catalytic afterburner, fume incinerator, secondary combustion chamber burner, thermal oxidizer, or vapor incinerator): (1) An air pollution control device that incinerates undesirable organic gases (combustible ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2013)

by Tony Atkins, Marcel Escudier

afterburner An extension of the exhaust of a turbofan or turbojet engine into which additional fuel is injected and burned to provide increased thrust. Primarily used on supersonic military aircraft. See also REHEAT .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fifth Edition, Volumes One and Two (2006)

by James R. Pfafflin, Edward N. Ziegler

EMISSION CONTROL DEVICES Additional Combustion An afterburner is an additional baffled tubular reactor in which the gases are reignited and burned to completion. An air pump provides the necessary oxygen-rich mixture and the heat of ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia (2000)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

afterburner Second combustion chamber in a -turbojet or tur- bofan engine, immediately in front of the engine's exhaust nozzle. The injection and combustion of extra ...

Google previewSpecial Edition - Environmental Engineering Dictionary and Directory (2000)

by Thomas M. Pankratz

afterburner A device used to reduce air emissions by incinerating organic matter in a gas stream. aftercondenser A condenser installed as the last stage of an evaporator venting system to minimize ...

Google previewTruespel Book Two: Phonetic Dictionary of USA English (2006)

by Thomas E. Zurinskas

~after - after ~afterberner - afterburner ~afterberthh - afterbirth ~afterefekt - aftereffect ~afterg|oe - afterglow ~afterimij - afterimage ~after|ief - afterlife ~ aftermathh - aftermath ~afternuen - afternoon ~aftershaak - aftershock ~aftertaest Truespel ...

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Scrabble value of A1F4T1E1R1B3U1R1N1E1R1

The value of this 11-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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