Automotive Glossary


Automotive words, phrases and abbreviations.

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Airless Spray

A system of applying paint in which the paint, under extremely high pressure, is passed through a nozzle and breaks up into droplets as it enters the lower pressure region outside the gun tip.

Airline

A pipe that delivers compressed air.

ALCL

Assembly Line Communications Link

ALCL/ALDL

Assembly line communication or diagnostic link. A multisocket connector for attaching a diagnostic tool to a vehicle electronic system.

Alcoholics Anonymous

A worldwide group of men and women who meet in order to help one another stop drinking alcohol and remain sober.

ALDL

Assembly Line Data Link

Alignment

Bringing into line.

Alkali

A chemical 'base' (loosely, the opposite of an acid). Certain types of alkalis have been used as fuel cell electrolytes.

Alkyd

A coating based on a polyester binder. Such polyesters are chemical combinations of molecules that contain more than one acid or alcohol group.

Allen

A name used to describe a hexagonal key.


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