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stationary engine

noun
1.
an engine mounted in a fixed position, as one used for driving generators, compressors, etc.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • Their weight often made it necessary to rebuild foundations at stationary engine sheds.
  • Then, with steam from the stationary engine, the fire started.
British Dictionary definitions for stationary engine

stationary engine

noun
1.
an engine that remains in a fixed position, esp one in a building that drives generators or other machinery
Derived Forms
stationary engineer, noun
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