compound engine


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compound engine

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1. (Mechanical Engineering) a steam engine in which the steam is expanded in more than one stage, first in a high-pressure cylinder and then in one or more low-pressure cylinders
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a reciprocating engine in which the exhaust gases are expanded in a turbine to drive a turbocharger
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