Stir·ling engine noun \ˈstər-liŋ-\
: an external combustion engine having an enclosed working fluid (as helium) that is alternately compressed and expanded to operate a piston
Origin of STIRLING ENGINE
†1878 Scottish engineer
First Known Use: 1896
Seen & Heard
What made you want to look up Stirling engine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).