HyperDic: steam_engine

English > 1 sense of the expression steam engine:
NOUNartifactsteam engineexternal-combustion engine in which heat / heat is used to raise steam which either turns a turbine or forces a piston to move up and down in a cylinder
English > steam engine: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
Meaningexternal-combustion engine in which heat / heat is used to raise steam which either turns a turbine or forces a piston to move up and down in a cylinder.
Part ofsteam locomotiveA locomotive powered by a steam engine
steamer, steamshipA ship powered by one or more steam engines
Partsboiler, steam boilersealed vessel where water is converted to steam
crossheadmetal block that connects to a piston
steam chestThe chamber from which steam is distributed to a cylinder
Broaderexternal-combustion engineA heat engine in which ignition occurs outside the chamber (cylinder or turbine) in which heat / heat is converted to mechanical energy
Spanishmáquina de vapor
Catalanmàquina de vapor

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