radial engine


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radial engine

n.
An internal-combustion engine, formerly used in propeller-driven aircraft, with cylinders arranged radially around the crankshaft.

radial engine

n
(Mechanical Engineering) an internal-combustion engine having a number of cylinders arranged about a central crankcase

ra′dial en′gine


n.
an internal-combustion engine having the cylinders arranged in radial opposition, found mainly on older aircraft.
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Noun1.radial engine - an internal-combustion engine having cylinders arranged radially around a central crankcaseradial engine - an internal-combustion engine having cylinders arranged radially around a central crankcase
internal-combustion engine, ICE - a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine
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