[twin-en-juh n]


having two engines of equal power as prime movers: a twin-engine airplane.

Origin of twin-engine

First recorded in 1930–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for twin-engine

airplane, craft, ship, jet, crate, bird, airbus, airship

Examples from the Web for twin-engine

Historical Examples of twin-engine

  • Rick climbed, then circled until Scotty saw the twin-engine transport approaching.

    The Golden Skull

    John Blaine

  • The first two are twin-engine and the last three single-engine machines.

    Aviation in Peace and War

    Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes

  • A limited transport capability is provided by about a dozen twin-engine, piston-type transports.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole