Definition of ignition key in English:

ignition key


  • A key designed to start the engine of a motor vehicle.

    • ‘I turned the ignition key to start the engine and warm the car then returned to the house to get a cloth.’
    • ‘When you turn the ignition key, the starter motor spins the engine a few revolutions so that the combustion process can start.’
    • ‘The interior is great, it is intuitive and works well and you know it is a Saab because the ignition key is down by the handbrake.’
    • ‘A twist of the ignition key does not necessarily result in engine-start.’
    • ‘Foremost, the ignition key in the center console.’


ignition key