[ oh-ver-hed-valv ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌhɛdˈvælv /
THE OCTOBER WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ IS HERE TO HAUNT YOU
Search your capacious memory for the meaning of October’s words!
Question 1 of 9
Which Word of the Day from this month means, “an irrational dislike; loathing”?
Origin of overhead-valve engine
First recorded in 1965–70
Words nearby overhead-valve engine
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British Dictionary definitions for overhead-valve engine
a type of internal-combustion engine in which the inlet and exhaust valves are in the cylinder head above the pistonsUS name: valve-in-head engine Compare side-valve engine
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