angle of advance

noun engineering

the angle in excess of 90° that a steam-engine valve gear is in advance of the crank
the angle between the point of ignition and bottom dead-centre in a spark-ignition engine

Nearby words

  1. angle bar,
  2. angle board,
  3. angle bracket,
  4. angle cleat,
  5. angle iron,
  6. angle of anomaly,
  7. angle of attack,
  8. angle of bank,
  9. angle of climb,
  10. angle of convergence

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