stratified charge engine


: an internal-combustion engine in whose cylinders the combustion of fuel in a layer of rich fuel-air mixture promotes ignition in a greater volume of lean mixture

Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stratified charge engine was in 1962

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“Stratified charge engine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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