Oscillating engine
Oscillating current Os"cil*lat`ing current (Elec.) A current alternating in direction. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Oscillating engine}, a steam engine whose cylinder oscillates on trunnions instead of being permanently fixed in a perpendicular or other direction. --Weale. [1913 Webster]


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