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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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Examples for reciprocating engine
  • The reciprocating engine or gas turbine drive an electrical generator which produces electricity.
  • Another name for a reciprocating engine is an internal-combustion engine.
  • Biogas generated from the digester is burned in a reciprocating engine set.
  • Turbine or jet fuel is detrimental to the reciprocating engine and extended use of avgas can damage turbine engines.
  • It will also identify the specific technical difficulties that challenge an eventual commercial system for a reciprocating engine.
British Dictionary definitions for reciprocating 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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