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Definition of the noun afterburner

What does afterburner mean as a name of something?

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 previewMeat Smoking And Smokehouse Design

by Stanley Marianski, Adam Marianski, Robert Marianski

Afterburner is a secondary combustion heating device which creates high enough temperatures to burn most smoke components that would normally...

Afterburner is an effective device but energy hungry which makes it costly to operate. 2.

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 previewThe Michigan Technic (1952)

The afterburner is a thrust augmentation unit for jet engines to give the engine more thrust in take-off, climb and combat emergencies. An additional cone is added after the turbine where more fuel is injected into the exhaust gases of the ...

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 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 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 previewAlternative Energy and Shale Gas Encyclopedia (2016)

by Jay H. Lehr, Jack Keeley

Afterburner Fuel Air FIGURE 51.12 Indirect integrated system of a solid oxide fuel cell and a gas turbine. WaterVaporizer Steam Compressor FIGURE 51.14 A pressurized SOFC–GT hybrid system. SOFC Generator Compressor Exhaust gas ...

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 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 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 previewDictionary of Energy (2014)

by Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher G. Morris

afterburner Transportation.

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 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

Afterburner: (l) Afterburner is also known as the secondary burner. it is a control device in which materials in gaseous effluent are combusted (40CFR52.74l-9l). There are two types of afierbumers, namely: (a) Direct flame afierbumers, which ...

Google previewThe Water Dictionary (2010)

A Comprehensive Reference of Water Terminology by Nancy E. McTigue, James M. Symons

An afterburner can be used following an incinerator to convert undesirable gaseous by-products of the incineration process, such as carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbons (CxHy), to carbon dioxide (CO2) and water. aftergrowth An ...

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 previewBritannica Concise Encyclopedia (2008)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

afterburner Second combustion chamber ...

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Small photo of MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA - MARCH 20, 2010: Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-27 "Flanker" fighter jet in classic camouflage climbing by using full afterburner powerSmall photo of MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA - MAY 21, 2016: Russian Air Force MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter aircraft of Swifts aerobatic team towing out, rear close up view of jet engine afterburner exhaust interiorSmall photo of MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA - MAY 21, 2016: Russian Air Force Tu-160 blackjack bomber aircraft climbing out of the Kubinka airbase using afterburner in duskSmall photo of MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA - MAY 21, 2016: Russian Air Force Tu-22 backfire bomber aircraft climbing out of the Kubinka airbase using afterburner in duskSmall photo of LEEUWARDEN, THE NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2016: Spanish Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon take-off with afterburner during the Royal Netherlands Air Force DaysSmall photo of modern military aircraft jet engine exhaust with afterburner nozzle close up detail side viewSmall photo of F-35 Thunderbolt 2 in full afterburner More...

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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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