HyperDic: external-combustion_engine

English > 1 sense of the expression external-combustion engine:
NOUNartifactexternal-combustion enginea heat engine in which ignition occurs outside the chamber (cylinder or turbine) in which heat / heat is converted to mechanical energy
English > external-combustion engine: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA heat engine in which ignition occurs outside the chamber (cylinder or turbine) in which heat / heat is converted to mechanical energy.
Narrowersteam 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
Broaderheat engineAny engine that makes use of heat to do work
Spanishmotor de combustión externa

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