stationary engine

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noun

an engine mounted in a fixed position, as one used for driving generators, compressors, etc.

Origin of stationary engine

First recorded in 1830–40
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stationary engine

noun

an engine that remains in a fixed position, esp one in a building that drives generators or other machinery
Derived Formsstationary engineer, noun
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