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two-cycle

[too-sahy-kuh l] /ˈtuˌsaɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to an internal-combustion engine in which two strokes are required to complete a cycle (two-stroke cycle) one to admit and compress air or an air-fuel mixture and one to ignite fuel, do work, and scavenge the cylinder.
Compare four-cycle.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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Examples from the web for two-cycle
  • two-cycle engines historically are the preferred choice among light industrial and recreational equipment manufacturers.
  • It resembles the far away sound of a two-cycle engine that reverberates slowly and increases in tempo.
British Dictionary definitions for two-cycle

two-cycle

adjective
1.
(US & Canadian) relating to or designating an internal-combustion engine whose piston makes two strokes for every explosion Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) two-stroke See four-stroke
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