Solar engine


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an engine in which the energy of solar heat is used to produce motion, as in evaporating water for a steam engine, or expanding air for an air engine.

See also: Solar

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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