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one-lunger

Syllabification: one-lung·er
Pronunciation: /ˌwənˈləNGər
 
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Definition of one-lunger in English:

noun

informal
1A single-cylinder engine.
Example sentences
  • We always lent an ear for the one-lungers of the oilfield, but it was not until this spring that one of them darn things followed me home.
  • I'm looking for a one-lunger - around 3 hp - for an old 15' double-ender open boat.
  • Both are one-lungers and develop four to six horsepower.
1.1A vehicle or boat driven by a single-cylinder engine.

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