a steam engine having piston rods connected directly to the crankshaft and cylinders oscillating on trunnions.
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How to use oscillating engine in a sentence
He usually built an oscillating engine, and rarely attached a condenser.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine | Robert H. Thurston
For smaller vessels, the oscillating engine with feathering paddle-wheels is still largely employed in Europe.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine | Robert H. Thurston