radial engine

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

Origin of radial engine

First recorded in 1905–10
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radial engine

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