two-stroke cycle

[ too-strohk ]
/ ˈtuˌstroʊk /
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noun

See under two-cycle.

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two-cycle

[ too-sahy-kuh l ]
/ ˈtuˌsaɪ kəl /

adjective

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.

Origin of two-cycle

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for two-stroke cycle

two-cycle

adjective

US and Canadian relating to or designating an internal-combustion engine whose piston makes two strokes for every explosionAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): two-stroke See four-stroke
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