or V-8

  1. 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.
  1. such an engine.

Origin of V-eight

First recorded in 1945–50
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