external-combustion engine definition

  • noun:
    • An engine, particularly a steam engine, where gasoline is burned outside the motor cylinder.
    • a heat motor for which ignition happens outside of the chamber (cylinder or turbine) by which temperature is converted to technical power
    • An engine, like a steam motor, where the fuel is burned outside of the engine cylinder.
    • a heat motor where ignition happens outside the chamber (cylinder or turbine) where temperature is transformed into technical energy

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