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displacement engine

reciprocating engine

noun
1.
any engine employing the rectilinear motion of one or more pistons in cylinders.
Also called displacement engine, piston engine.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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British Dictionary definitions for displacement-engine

reciprocating engine

noun
1.
an engine in which one or more pistons move backwards and forwards inside a cylinder or cylinders
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