heat engine

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noun Thermodynamics.

a mechanical device designed to transform part of the heat entering it into work.

Nearby words

  1. heat cramp,
  2. heat cramps,
  3. heat death,
  4. heat devil,
  5. heat dome,
  6. heat equation,
  7. heat exchanger,
  8. heat exhaustion,
  9. heat gun,
  10. heat index

Origin of heat engine

First recorded in 1890–95

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heat engine

noun

an engine that converts heat energy into mechanical energy
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