Definition of straight-six in English:

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straight-six

Pronunciation: /ˌstrātˈsiks/

noun

1An internal combustion engine with six cylinders in line.
Example sentences
  • The straight-six engine is one of the best with a great sound and potent pace.
  • All its cars had double headlamps at the front, a straight-six engine in the middle, and rear-wheel drive at the back.
  • The cars remain superb to drive, the straight-six engine hums with satisfaction like no other, the security and responsiveness beyond reproach.
1.1A vehicle with an engine with six cylinders in line.
Example sentences
  • But the Lexus has its cylinders in V-configuration while the BMW is a straight-six.

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