Definition of dyno in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdīnō/

noun (plural dynos)

1 short for dynamometer.
Example sentences
  • Initial tests on the dyno have produced 1,540 horsepower.
  • ‘We've had the car in the wind tunnel and on the chassis dyno,’ Labbe says.
  • Recently, I watched a guy test his '66 Chevelle on the chassis dyno.
2 Climbing A rapid move across a rock face in order to reach a hold.
Example sentences
  • For those of you not familiar with the Elbsandsteingebirge, some routes require horizontal dynos.
  • He solos unroped up a cliff, performing an unlikely series of dynos and crucifix-style deadman hangs.

verb (dynos, dynoing, dyno'd or dynoed)

1 [with object] Measure (the output of an engine) with a dynamometer.
Example sentences
  • Teammate Jason Line then drove all night to the shop, dyno'd the engine, and returned it to Atlanta Dragway at 3 a.m. Sunday for the boss to use.
  • In addition, we're going to dyno our engines, freshen our transmissions, and figure out a combination that will make us fast right out of the box.
  • We take the engine apart and dyno it to check that it's close to where it was.
2 [no object] (In mountaineering) climb using dynos.
Example sentences
  • Shifting my weight onto my leg even more I then dynoed about a foot higher to an extremely tiny hold that is made harder to latch because the opening in the crack is so incredibly narrow.
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