twostroke cycle

two-stroke cycle

[too-strohk]
noun
See under two-cycle.
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two-cycle

[too-sahy-kuhl]
adjective
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:
1900–05

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

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