variants or V8
: an internal combustion engine having two banks of four cylinders each with the banks at an angle to each other
also : an automobile having such an engine compare v-6

Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of V-8 was in 1930

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“V-8.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/V-8. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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