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reciprocating engine

reciprocating engine

noun

Definition of RECIPROCATING ENGINE

:  an engine in which the to-and-fro motion of one or more pistons is transformed into the rotary motion of a crankshaft

First Known Use of RECIPROCATING ENGINE

1822

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