donkey engine


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donkey engine

[′dəŋ·kē ‚en·jən]
(mechanical engineering)
A small auxiliary engine which is usually portable or semiportable and powered by steam, compressed air, or other means, particularly one used to power a windlass to lift cargo on shipboard or to haul logs.
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One intrepid local,Griffith Pugh, tried to overcome this with his two donkey engines.
In this "ground-lead" process, logs were dragged over the ground to the yarding spot by a cable run out from the steam donkey engine.
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101), peek into a typical logger's cabin, see steam donkey engines used to haul logs, and ride operating Gypsy and Falk steam locomotives.