Turbo vs Turbocharger - What's the difference?

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Turbo is a synonym of turbocharger.


As nouns the difference between turbo and turbocharger

is that turbo is or turbo can be (zoology) turban shell while turbocharger is inlet air compressor for an internal combustion engine (either otto or diesel cycle), powered from the exhaust air.

turbo

English

Etymology 1

From turbine

Noun

(en noun)
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  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (zoology) turban shell
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    turbocharger

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • inlet air compressor for an internal combustion engine (either Otto or Diesel cycle), powered from the exhaust air.
  • Synonyms

    * (dated) turbosupercharger * turbo

    See also

    * supercharger