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[kraws-kom-pound, kros-]
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  1. (of a compound engine or turbine) having the high-pressure and low-pressure units side by side.
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Historical Examples

  • In the case of a cross-compound engine, a receiver is always used.

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  • Each consisted of two duplex air cylinders fitted to a cross-compound, Corliss-Bass, steam engine.

  • If a receiving valve in a cross-compound compressor breaks, what may be done?

  • Fig. 48 shows a cross-compound engine of heavy design, built especially for rolling mill work.

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