air compressor

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun a device for supplying compressed air, e.g. for paint spraying or in an air brake system

Construction

  • A machine that extracts air from the atmosphere and compresses it into a holding chamber. The most common use of compressedair is for the operation of pneumatic tools. Air compressors are classified by the number of CFM (cubic feet per minute) compressed air they can produce.
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