combustion engine

noun

: an engine that derives its motive force from the energy of combustion

Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of combustion engine was in 1886

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“Combustion engine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/combustion%20engine. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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