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distributor

noun [C] (ENGINE)    /dɪˈstrɪb.jʊ.tər/ US  /-jə.t̬ɚ/
a device in a petrol engine that sends electricity to each of the spark plugs (= devices that start the engine ) in the necessary order The engine and engine partsEngines and motors
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