This is said of a steam-engine if reversed, to propel the vessel astern.
If God be not, then steam-engine and flower are in the same category.
The want of the steam-engine vastly augments the cost of its manufacture.
Let us suppose ourselves to be in a building in which a steam-engine is at work.
That part of a steam-engine in which the steam is utilized to drive the piston.
James Watt, the great improver of the steam-engine, died on the 25th of August, 1819.
In recent times there has been a tendency to give to this steam-engine of Hero something more than full meed of appreciation.
Do not tell me that the people here understand the steam-engine,—pray do not!
A pipe leading from the bottom of a steam-cylinder to the upper part of the condenser in a steam-engine.
They might as well have tried to work a steam-engine on moral reasons.
1751; earlier in the same sense was fire engine, atmospheric engine.
|steam engine |
An engine in which the energy of hot steam is converted into mechanical power, especially an engine in which the force of expanding steam is used to drive one or more pistons. The source of the steam is typically external to the part of the machine that converts the steam energy into mechanical energy. Compare internal-combustion engine.