Air engine
Air engine Air" engine` An engine driven by heated or by compressed air. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

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  • air-engine — airˈ engine noun An engine driven by heated or compressed air • • • Main Entry: ↑air …   Useful english dictionary

  • air engine — noun 1. : an engine built like a steam engine but driven by compressed air 2. : hot air engine * * * air engine, a motor driven by the force of heated or compressed air …   Useful english dictionary

  • air engine — /ˈɛər ɛndʒən/ (say airr enjuhn) noun → compressed air engine …   Australian English dictionary

  • air engine — type of engine that runs on compressed or heated air …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Compressed-air engine — A Compressed air engine is a Pneumatic actuator that creates useful work by expanding compressed air. They have existed in many forms over the past two centuries, ranging in size from handheld turbines up to several hundred horsepower. Some types …   Wikipedia

  • Hot air engine — (historically simply air engine or caloric engine [cite book|author=Robert Sier|title=Hot air caloric and stirling engines. Vol.1, A history|edition=1st Edition (Revised)|publisher=L.A. Mair|year=1999|id=ISBN 0 9526417 0 4] ) is a catch all term… …   Wikipedia

  • Thermoacoustic hot air engine — Thermoacoustic hot air engines (Sonic heat pump and refrigeration or thermoacoustic heat pump and refrigeration) of which nearly all are thermoacoustic stirling engines is a technology that uses high amplitude sound waves in a pressurized gas to… …   Wikipedia

  • compressed-air engine — /kəmˌprɛst ɛə ˈɛndʒən/ (say kuhm.prest air enjuhn) noun an engine which converts potential energy from compressed air into kinetic energy to drive the pistons. Also, air engine …   Australian English dictionary

  • Compressed-air engine — Compressed Com*pressed , a. 1. Pressed together; compacted; reduced in volume by pressure. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Flattened lengthwise. [1913 Webster] {Compressed air engine}, an engine operated by the elastic force of compressed air. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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