in-line engine


(ˌ)in-ˈlīn- How to pronounce in-line engine (audio)
: an internal combustion engine in which the cylinders are arranged in one or more parallel straight lines compare radial engine, v-engine

Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of in-line engine was in 1929

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“In-line engine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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