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engine British & World English

A machine with moving parts that converts power into motion

engine English Thesaurus

a car engine

aero engine British & World English

An engine used to power an aircraft

beam engine British & World English

A stationary steam engine with a large oscillating beam that transmits the vertical movement of the pistons to a crank or pump

beer engine British & World English

A machine that draws up beer from a barrel in a cellar

engine room British & World English

The part of a ship or building in which the engines are housed

fire engine British & World English

A vehicle carrying firefighters and equipment for fighting large fires

game engine British & World English

The basic software of a computer game or video game

heat engine British & World English

A device for producing motive power from heat

jet engine British & World English

An engine using jet propulsion for forward thrust, mainly used for aircraft

oil engine British & World English

An internal-combustion engine which uses oil as fuel, especially a diesel engine

rose engine British & World English

A lathe for engraving curved or intricate patterns

tank engine British & World English

A steam locomotive carrying fuel and water receptacles in its own frame, not in a tender

donkey engine British & World English

A small auxiliary engine

engine driver British & World English

A person who drives a railway locomotive

in-line engine British & World English

A type of internal-combustion engine used chiefly in aircraft, having its cylinders arranged in a row

light engine British & World English

A railway locomotive running with no vehicles attached

piston engine British & World English

An engine, especially in an aircraft, in which power is derived from cylinders and pistons rather than a turbine

radial engine British & World English

A type of internal-combustion engine used chiefly in aircraft, having its cylinders fixed radially around a rotating crankshaft

rotary engine British & World English

An engine which produces rotary motion or which has a rotating part or parts, in particular:

search engine British & World English

A program that searches for and identifies items in a database that correspond to keywords or characters specified by the user, used especially for finding particular sites on the World Wide Web

steam engine British & World English

An engine that uses the expansion or rapid condensation of steam to generate power

Wankel engine British & World English

A rotary internal-combustion engine in which a curvilinear, triangular, eccentrically pivoted piston rotates in an elliptical chamber, forming three combustion spaces that vary in volume as it turns

Wankel engine New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

rotary internal-combustion engine

engine turning British & World English

The decoration of metal or ceramic objects with regular engraved patterns using a lathe

Stirling engine British & World English

A machine used to provide power or refrigeration, operating on a closed cycle in which a working fluid is cyclically compressed and expanded at different temperatures

traction engine British & World English

A steam or diesel-powered road vehicle used (especially formerly) for pulling very heavy loads

vernier engine British & World English

A thruster on a spacecraft

winding engine British & World English

A powered winch or similar machine used for hauling or hoisting heavy loads

stationary engine British & World English

An engine that remains in a fixed position, especially one that drives generators or other machinery in a building

reciprocating engine British & World English

An engine in which one or more pistons move up and down in cylinders; a piston engine

internal-combustion engine British & World English

An engine which generates motive power by the burning of petrol, oil, or other fuel with air inside the engine, the hot gases produced being used to drive a piston or do other work as they expand

search engine optimization British & World English

The process of maximizing the number of visitors to a particular website by ensuring that the site appears high on the list of results returned by a search engine

engine block in block British & World English

A large metal moulding containing the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine

cylinder block in block British & World English

A large metal moulding containing the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine

diesel British & World English

An internal-combustion engine in which heat produced by the compression of air in the cylinder is used to ignite the fuel

diesel engine in diesel British & World English

An internal-combustion engine in which heat produced by the compression of air in the cylinder is used to ignite the fuel

monkey engine in monkey British & World English

A piledriving machine consisting of a heavy hammer or ram working vertically in a groove

rocket engine in rocket1 British & World English

An engine that operates by the combustion of its contents, providing thrust as in a jet engine but without depending on the intake of air for combustion


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