Main definitions of carb in English

: carb1carb2

carb1

noun

  • short for carburetor
    • ‘Or does it only occur if systems of carb icing appear, such as roughness in the engine sound, loss of rpms, etc.?’
    • ‘This is checked by peeking into the carb - when the engine is off!’
    • ‘The Air Density Index will tell us everything we need to know for carb jetting using a much simpler percentage scale.’
    • ‘Next fit the reed valve, gaskets and the carb.’
    • ‘The carbs and Ram Air work wonderfully well, except when it's really cold.’
    • ‘I recall with particular affection the time the carbs on our 1924 British Seagull iced up halfway across Plymouth Sound.’
    • ‘The 100-hp Continental O - 200 engine at least seemed indestructible, even if it was susceptible to carb icing.’
    • ‘Both Vic and Richie had been rather surprised when she had appeared in the parking lot after school late the summer before and asked if he knew where she could get her hands on a Rochester Quadrajet carb for under fifty dollars.’
    • ‘You had to first take off the air cleaners from the 6 double choke Weber carburettors, then take the carbs off, then take the inlet manifold off.’
    • ‘Soak the incorrect air filter in carb cleaner and use it to ignite all of the petroleum products.’
    • ‘Take a Ferrari, stick an old beat up two barrel carb on her and you're going nowhere fast.’
    • ‘Breathing through a Mikuni carb the engine generates 27 bhp and 21Nm of torque.’

Pronunciation:

carb

/kärb/

Main definitions of carb in English

: carb1carb2

carb2

noun

carbs
  • Dietary carbohydrates.

    ‘all of our products are naturally low in carbs’
    [as modifier] ‘consumers are really watching their carb intake’

Origin

1980s: short for carbohydrate.

Pronunciation:

carb

/kärb/