[ vee-eyt ]
/ ˈviˈeɪt /
noting an internal-combustion engine having two opposed banks of four cylinders, each inclined so that the axes of the cylinders form a V-shaped angle as seen from the end of the engine.
such an engine.
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What does “vacillate” mean?
Origin of V-eight
First recorded in 1945–50
Words nearby V-eight
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