radial engine


noun Aeronautics.

an internal-combustion engine having the cylinders arranged in radial opposition, found mainly on older aircraft.

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Origin of radial engine

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for radial engine

radial engine

noun

an internal-combustion engine having a number of cylinders arranged about a central crankcase
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