opposed-cylinder engine

opposed-cylinder engine

An engine with its cylinders arranged opposite each other in the same plane, with their connecting rods working on the same crankshaft. See horizontally opposed engine.
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Over the years, mechanical engineers developed new designs, including larger in-line, vee, rotary, radial, and opposed-cylinder engines to suit an increasingly wide range of military and civilian applications.