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piston engine

[′pis·tən ¦en·jən]
(mechanical engineering)
A type of engine characterized by reciprocating motion of pistons in a cylinder. Also known as displacement engine; reciprocating engine.
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piston engine

A term most commonly used for reciprocating engines. In airplanes, normally four-stroke engines are used. See four-stroke engine.
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