Meaning of Kettering, Charles in English:

Kettering, Charles

Pronunciation /ˈkɛtərɪŋ/

proper noun

  • (1876–1958), American automobile engineer; full name Charles Franklin Kettering. His first significant development was the electric starter (1912). As head of research at General Motors he discovered tetraethyl lead as an anti-knock agent and defined the octane rating of fuels; he also did important work on diesel engines, synchromesh gearboxes, automatic transmissions, and power steering.