combustion engine

noun

Definition of combustion engine

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

First Known Use of combustion engine

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Combustion engine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/combustion%20engine. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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