noting or pertaining to an internal-combustion engine in which two strokes are required to complete a cycle (two-stroke cycle ), one to admit and compress air or an air-fuel mixture and one to ignite fuel, do work, and scavenge the cylinder.
- Compare four-cycle.
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How to use two-cycle in a sentence
It developed a nice, unpleasant two-cycle throb that threatened to shake the ship apart.Unwise Child | Gordon Randall Garrett
The steady two-cycle throb did more damage than it would normally have done aboard a non-experimental ship.Unwise Child | Gordon Randall Garrett
It certainly cannot become a perfect mixture in the time of a stroke of a high-speed motor of the two-cycle class.Aviation Engines | Victor Wilfred Pag
two-cycle motors have been designed which combine the principles of action of both the155 two- and three-port types.The Gasoline Motor | Harold Whiting Slauson
The exhaust gases of the ordinary two-cycle motor pass out of the exhaust port as it is uncovered by the descent of the piston.The Gasoline Motor | Harold Whiting Slauson
British Dictionary definitions for two-cycle
US and Canadian relating to or designating an internal-combustion engine whose piston makes two strokes for every explosion: Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): two-stroke See four-stroke
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