Definition of sparking plug in US English:

sparking plug


  • another term for spark plug
    • ‘There is no evidence that the lead coating process in the sparking plugs occurred suddenly.’
    • ‘Sparking plugs, also known as spark plugs, are no longer manufactured in Australia and the high customs duty, 15%, penalises consumers of sparking plugs and adds costs to Australian industry.’
    • ‘Car owners could replace the air filter and sparking plug themselves; they are very accessible.’
    • ‘Mothers had to keep guards around sparking plugs to protect their children and share the bed with their infants so that rats would not get near them.’
    • ‘A son may manage to down a beer or scrape sparking plugs with his father, but the chance of having a normal, casual chat with his mother may be slim indeed.’
    • ‘The factory made sparking plugs for aircraft engines and was a subsidiary of Lodge Plugs in Rugby.’
    • ‘Specialist firms supplied many components for vehicle-building, including batteries, castings and sparking plugs, upholstery, tyres for wheels, and glass for windscreens and windows.’


sparking plug

/ˈspärkiNG ˌpləɡ/