- (of a compound engine or turbine) having the high-pressure and low-pressure units side by side.
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In the case of a cross-compound engine, a receiver is always used.
Each consisted of two duplex air cylinders fitted to a cross-compound, Corliss-Bass, steam engine.
If a receiving valve in a cross-compound compressor breaks, what may be done?The Traveling Engineers' Association
Fig. 48 shows a cross-compound engine of heavy design, built especially for rolling mill work.