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external-combustion engine


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An engine, such as a steam engine, in which the fuel is burned outside the engine cylinder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a heat engine in which ignition occurs outside the chamber (cylinder or turbine) in which heat is converted to mechanical energy


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