piston slap

noun

the characteristic sound of a seriously worn piston in a cylinder (usually of the engine of a motor car)

Nearby words

  1. piston,
  2. piston engine,
  3. piston pin,
  4. piston ring,
  5. piston rod,
  6. piston, walter,
  7. pistou,
  8. pisé,
  9. pisé de terre,
  10. pit

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