opposed-piston engine

opposed-piston engine

[uh-pohzd-pis-tuhn]
noun
a reciprocating engine, as a diesel engine, in which each cylinder has two pistons that move simultaneously away from or toward the center.
Also called opposed engine.


Origin:
1965–70

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