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V-eight

or V-8

[vee-eyt]
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adjective
  1. noting an internal-combustion engine having two opposed banks of four cylinders, each inclined so that the axes of the cylinders form a V-shaped angle as seen from the end of the engine.
noun
  1. such an engine.

Origin of V-eight

First recorded in 1945–50

V-8

[vee-eyt]
noun, plural V-8's.
  1. V-eight.
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British Dictionary definitions for v8

V8

noun
  1. a car or internal-combustion engine having eight cylinders arranged in the form of a V
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