Radial engine
Radial engine Radial engine (Mach.) An engine, usually an internal-combustion engine of a certain type (the

{radial type}) having several cylinders arranged radially like the spokes of a complete wheel. The

{semiradial engine} has radiating cylinders on only one side of the crank shaft. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • radial engine — n. an internal combustion engine with cylinders arranged radially like wheel spokes …   English World dictionary

  • Radial engine — The radial engine is a reciprocating type internal combustion engine configuration in which the cylinders point outward from a central crankshaft like the spokes on a wheel. This configuration was very commonly used in aircraft engines before… …   Wikipedia

  • radial engine — noun an internal combustion engine having cylinders arranged radially around a central crankcase • Syn: ↑rotary engine • Hypernyms: ↑internal combustion engine, ↑ICE * * * noun : a usually internal combustion engine having cylinders arranged… …   Useful english dictionary

  • radial engine — Aeron. an internal combustion engine having the cylinders arranged in radial opposition, found mainly on older aircraft. [1905 10] * * * Type of internal combustion engine used mainly in small airplanes, in which the cylinders (ranging from five… …   Universalium

  • radial engine — ra′dial en′gine n. aer. an internal combustion engine having the cylinders arranged in radial opposition, found mainly on older aircraft …   From formal English to slang

  • radial engine — noun Date: 1909 a usually internal combustion engine with cylinders arranged radially like the spokes of a wheel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • radial engine — /reɪdiəl ˈɛndʒən/ (say raydeeuhl enjuhn) noun an engine having cylinders grouped so that they resemble equally spaced radii of a circle, or spokes of a wheel, especially where the cylinders are stationary, and the crankshaft revolves …   Australian English dictionary

  • radial engine — An engine with a number of cylinder arranged in a circle around the crankshaft center line. A design often used for aircraft engines …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • radial engine — noun Any of several internal combustion engines that have the cylinders arranged radially around a central crankshaft …   Wiktionary

  • radial type — Radial engine Radial engine (Mach.) An engine, usually an internal combustion engine of a certain type (the {radial type}) having several cylinders arranged radially like the spokes of a complete wheel. The {semiradial engine} has radiating… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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