combustion engine


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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The first known use of combustion engine was in 1886

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“Combustion engine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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