Reciprocating-engine definition

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An engine whose crankshaft is turned by pistons moving up and down in a cylinder.
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Any engine in which the movement of the pistons back and forth causes the rotary motion of the crankshaft.
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Piston engine.
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Noun

Singular:
reciprocating-engine
Plural:
reciprocating-engines