continuous-expansion engine

[ kuhn-tin-yoo-uhs-ik-span-shuhn ]
/ kənˈtɪn yu əs ɪkˈspæn ʃən /

noun

a steam engine in which a high-pressure cylinder is partly exhausted into a low-pressure cylinder during each stroke.

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