in-line engine

noun
\(ˌ)in-ˈlīn-, ˈin-ˌlīn-\

Definition of in-line engine 

: an internal combustion engine in which the cylinders are arranged in one or more parallel straight lines — compare radial engine, v-engine

First Known Use of in-line engine

1929, in the meaning defined above

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