opposed-piston engine

[ uh-pohzd-pis-tuh n ]
/ əˈpoʊzdˈpɪs tən /


a reciprocating engine, as a diesel engine, in which each cylinder has two pistons that move simultaneously away from or toward the center.

Origin of opposed-piston engine

First recorded in 1965–70
Also called opposed engine.
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