internal combustion engine


internal combustion engine

noun

: a type of engine that is used for most vehicles : an engine in which the fuel is burned within engine cylinders

Full Definition of INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

:  a heat engine in which the combustion that generates the heat takes place inside the engine proper instead of in a furnace

First Known Use of INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

1884

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