Steam engine

Steam´ en´gine   Pronunciation: ĕn´jĭn
1.An engine moved by steam.
Back-acting steam engine
a steam engine in which the motion is transmitted backward from the crosshead to a crank which is between the crosshead and the cylinder, or beyond the cylinder.
Portable steam engine
a steam engine combined with, and attached to, a boiler which is mounted on wheels so as to admit of easy transportation; - used for driving machinery in the field, as thrashing machines, draining pumps, etc.
Semiportable steam engine
a steam engine combined with, and attached to, a steam boiler, but not mounted on wheels.
Noun1.steam engine - external-combustion engine in which heat is used to raise steam which either turns a turbine or forces a piston to move up and down in a cylinder
boiler, crosshead, external-combustion engine, steam boiler, steam chest, steam locomotive, steamer, steamship
Translate Steam engine to German, Translate Steam engine to French
steam bath
Steam blower
steam boiler
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Steam carriage
Steam casing
steam chest
Steam chimney
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steam coal
Steam coil
Steam colors
Steam cylinder
Steam dome
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Steam fire engine
Steam fitter
steam fitting
Steam gas
Steam gauge
Steam gun
Steam hammer
steam heat
Steam heater
steam heating
steam iron
Steam jacket
steam line
steam locomotive
steam organ
Steam packet
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