Definitions for radial engine
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an internal-combustion engine having the cylinders arranged in radial opposition, found mainly on older aircraft.
radial engine, rotary engine(noun)
an internal-combustion engine having cylinders arranged radially around a central crankcase
Any of several internal combustion engines that have the cylinders arranged radially around a central crankshaft
The radial engine is a reciprocating type internal combustion engine configuration in which the cylinders point outward from a central crankshaft like the spokes of a wheel. It resembles a stylized star when viewed from the front, and is called a "star engine" in some languages. The radial configuration was very commonly used in aircraft engines before turbine engines became predominant.
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