an engine mounted in a fixed position, as one used for driving generators, compressors, etc.
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Origin of stationary engine
First recorded in 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for stationary engine
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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