overhead-valve engine

[oh-ver-hed-valv]

noun


Origin of overhead-valve engine

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for overhead-valve engine

overhead-valve engine

noun

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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