HyperDic: internal-combustion_engine

English > 1 sense of the expression internal-combustion engine:
NOUNartifactinternal-combustion engine, ICEa heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace
English > internal-combustion engine: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine.
SynonymICE
Part ofmotor vehicle, automotive vehicleA self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
motorboat, powerboatA boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine
Partsengine block, cylinder block, blockA metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine
lubricating system, force-feed lubricating system, force feed, pressure-feed lubricating system, pressure feedmechanical system of lubricating internal combustion engines in which a pump forces oil into the engine bearings
poppet, poppet valveA mushroom-shaped valve that rises perpendicularly from its seat
self-starterAn electric starting motor that automatically starts an internal-combustion engine
superchargercompressor that forces increased oxygen into the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine
Narrowerdiesel, diesel engine, diesel motorAn internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil
four-stroke engine, four-stroke internal-combustion engineAn internal-combustion engine in which an explosive mixture is drawn into the cylinder on the first stroke and is compressed and ignited on the second stroke
gas engineAn internal-combustion engine similar to a gasoline engine but using natural gas instead of gasoline vapor
gasoline engine, petrol engineAn internal-combustion engine that burns gasoline
outboard motor, outboardinternal-combustion engine that mounts at stern of small boat
radial engine, rotary engineAn internal-combustion engine having cylinders arranged radially around a central crankcase
reciprocating engineAn internal-combustion engine in which the crankshaft is turned by pistons moving up and down in cylinders
rotary engineAn internal-combustion engine in which power is transmitted directly to rotating components
valve-in-head engineinternal-combustion engine having both inlet and exhaust valves located in the cylinder head
Broaderheat engineAny engine that makes use of heat to do work
Spanishmotor de combustión interna

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