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in-line

[in-lahyn, in-lahyn] /ˌɪnˈlaɪn, ˈɪnˌlaɪn/
adjective
1.
(of an internal-combustion engine) having the cylinders ranged side by side in one or more rows along the crankshaft.
Origin of in-line
1925-1930
1925-30
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British Dictionary definitions for in-line

in-line

adjective
1.
denoting a linked sequence of manufacturing processes
2.
denoting an internal-combustion engine having its cylinders arranged in a line
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