Definitions

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  • adj. having a cylinder with a greater bore than stroke

Etymologies

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over- +‎ square

Examples

  • It's "oversquare," with a bore diameter greater than the stroke, and as a result it's more than happy to rev in this 4,300-pound SUV.

    Speed:Sport:Life

  • Toyota's slide-rule samurai started by reversing the current "oversquare" trend and going back to an old-fashioned long-stroke (72.5 x 80. 5mm) configuration, which enabled them to build a 1

    Motoring

  • "oversquare," with a bore diameter greater than the stroke, and as a result it's more than happy to rev in this 4,300-pound SUV.

    Leftlane - news, reviews, and info for the auto-industry

  • It has the most oversquare engine ever seen in a production motorcycle, with huge 112mm pistons the biggest of any current production car or motorcycle matched to a stubby 60.8mm stroke.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • The Kawasaki liquid-cooled, oversquare, overhead cam, four-valve V-twin is agile, revving quickly in response to rider input.

    Top Speed

  • Unlike the NSX-R it replaces, which ran a V6, the new HSV-010 GT runs a grossly oversquare V-8 engine.

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • Each cylinder is still slightly oversquare (its bore is slightly larger than its stroke), which will help it spin up and develop horsepower at higher revs, but the stroke is relatively long compared to the ratios used in BMW's inline fours, keeping those cylinder bores as narrow as possible while retaining the ability to rev.

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • The engine was an oversquare design with the bore and stroke measuring 86 x 64.5 mm respectively, and displacing 0.375 liters each resulting in a 9.3: 1 compression ratio.

    Jalopnik

  • "Revving to a peak of 8500 rpm, the oversquare Twin (81mm x 66mm) cruises along the highway at

    Top Speed

  • While the latter boasts an oversquare (Greater bore than stroke) engine, engineers altered the personality of the M90 engine by going undersquare (bore moto123

    Top Speed

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