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Misfire Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version
1. an explosion that fails to occur [syn: dud]
2. a failure to hit (or meet or find etc) [syn: miss]
v : fail to fire or detonate; "the guns misfired"
1. an explosion that fails to occur
(hypernym) breakdown, equipment failure
2. a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)
1. fail to fire or detonate; "The guns misfired"
(hypernym) fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down
Misfire Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
Misfire Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
The failure of the fuel charge in one or more engine cylinders to fire or ignite at the proper time. It can be due to poor compression caused by worn or improperly adjusted valves, worn piston rings , a faulty head gasket , or in the case of a two-stroke engine leaking crank seals. It can also be caused by poor ignition due to worn or dirty spark plug electrodes , worn or improperly gapped points or spark plugs, poor fuel delivery, faulty ignition wiring, or faulty distributor components . An easy way to detect the problem is to put a stiff piece of paper at the end of the tail pipe and listening for an irregular puffing sound. Also called "missing".
Misfire Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Misfire may refer to:
- Misfire (Transformers), the Transformers character
- Misfire (That '70s Show), an episode from That '70s Show
- Misfiring behavior, in biology
- An engine misfire, see catalytic converter
- A song on Queen's album Sheer Heart Attack
- A cartridge that does not discharge or that only partially discharges when fired in a cartridge-firing firearm.
- A muzzleloader that does not fire when the trigger is squeezed.
- A Philadelphia Deringer that does not fire when the trigger is squeezed.
- A Brooklyn based mid to late 70's rock band
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