This is said of a steam-engine if reversed, to propel the vessel astern.
It is said that a steam-engine has been forfeited in this way.
The want of the steam-engine vastly augments the cost of its manufacture.
He could take to pieces a steam-engine or a watch, and put it together again.
That part of a steam-engine in which the steam is utilized to drive the piston.
Bentham had joined his brother, and they were looking out for a steam-engine.
In recent times there has been a tendency to give to this steam-engine of Hero something more than full meed of appreciation.
They always seemed to think that a horse was something like a steam-engine, only smaller.
A pipe leading from the bottom of a steam-cylinder to the upper part of the condenser in a steam-engine.
This steam-engine style of driving wears us up faster than any other kind.
1751; earlier in the same sense was fire engine, atmospheric engine.
|steam engine |
An engine in which the energy of hot steam is converted into mechanical power, especially an engine in which the force of expanding steam is used to drive one or more pistons. The source of the steam is typically external to the part of the machine that converts the steam energy into mechanical energy. Compare internal-combustion engine.