Trunk engine
Trunk engine Trunk engine An engine having a trunk piston, as most internal combustion engines. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Trunk engine — Trunk Trunk, n. [F. tronc, L. truncus, fr. truncus maimed, mutilated; perhaps akin to torquere to twist wrench, and E. torture. Trunk in the sense of proboscis is fr. F. trompe (the same word as trompe a trumpet), but has been confused in English …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trunk engine — noun 1. : a steam engine having a piston rod that is a pipe of sufficient diameter to enable one end of the connecting rod to be attached to the crank and the other end to pass within the pipe and be pivoted to the piston 2. : an engine (as most… …   Useful english dictionary

  • trunk engine — 1. an engine having a trunk piston or pistons. 2. a double acting steam engine having a connecting rod passing through a trunk to the piston. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • Trunk — Trunk, n. [F. tronc, L. truncus, fr. truncus maimed, mutilated; perhaps akin to torquere to twist wrench, and E. torture. Trunk in the sense of proboscis is fr. F. trompe (the same word as trompe a trumpet), but has been confused in English with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trunk hose — Trunk Trunk, n. [F. tronc, L. truncus, fr. truncus maimed, mutilated; perhaps akin to torquere to twist wrench, and E. torture. Trunk in the sense of proboscis is fr. F. trompe (the same word as trompe a trumpet), but has been confused in English …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trunk line — Trunk Trunk, n. [F. tronc, L. truncus, fr. truncus maimed, mutilated; perhaps akin to torquere to twist wrench, and E. torture. Trunk in the sense of proboscis is fr. F. trompe (the same word as trompe a trumpet), but has been confused in English …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trunk turtle — Trunk Trunk, n. [F. tronc, L. truncus, fr. truncus maimed, mutilated; perhaps akin to torquere to twist wrench, and E. torture. Trunk in the sense of proboscis is fr. F. trompe (the same word as trompe a trumpet), but has been confused in English …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trunk Records — is an independent record label which specialises mainly in film scores, library music, sexploitation and kitsch releases. It was founded in 1995 by Jonny Trunk (born Jonathan Benton Hughes) and has since gained a cult following as a result of the …   Wikipedia

  • Trunk piston — In a single acting engine, an elongated hollow piston, open at the end, in which the end of the connecting rod is pivoted. The piston rod, crosshead and stuffing box are thus dispensed with. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trunk (automobile) — The trunk, or boot, of an automobile or car is the vehicle s main storage, luggage, or cargo compartment. Trunk is used in North American English and Jamaican English; boot is used elsewhere in the English speaking world. In earlier usage, a boot …   Wikipedia

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