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An instrument that measures and displays the rate of revolutions of an engine.
- ‘So with the Golf a little bit of over-driving to push up the rev counter might be required.’
- ‘After the rev counter passed the magic 2000 RPM however, the car felt very strong.’
- ‘A very small plane, on which I could watch the rev counter, buzzed me to Napier.’
- ‘The instrument panel has been redesigned and is now a model of clarity, with the rev counter positioned right in front of the driver.’
- ‘Your eyes are drawn to the analogue rev counter as the engine idles at a fraction of its 9,000+ rpm capability.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.