Throughout this site we use many technical terms, and given the breadth of readership our site enjoys, sometimes we are remiss and incorrectly assume everyone knows what we are referring to. For those that do not, here are some explanations of the technical terms use.
Form of air-pump to supply air at high pressures for inflating tyres and operating air tools. Compressors are usually garage equipment although lightweight units, powered by mains or battery, can be bought for home use. Some types of air compressor work from the engine on commercial vehicles.