Trunk engine

Definitions

  • Watt's Half-Trunk Engine
    Watt's Half-Trunk Engine
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Trunk engine a marine engine, the piston rod of which is a trunk. See Trunk, 10.
    • Trunk engine An engine having a trunk piston, as most internal combustion engines.
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Usage

In literature:

In other cases vertical trunk engines are employed; and in other cases vertical oscillating engines.
"A Catechism of the Steam Engine" by John Bourne
Immediately aft of the steering shelter is the bridge deck, located on top of the engine room trunk house.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
He passed out of sight behind the engine trunk.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
Watt's Half-Trunk Engine, 1784 122 34.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
Now they could see the piled mound of huge stones, cross ties, tree trunks, which had stopped the engine.
"Mountain" by Clement Wood
It reaches down, grasps the engine-trunk, and swings it high aloft.
"The Modern Railroad" by Edward Hungerford
The contest lay eventually between Messrs. Maudslay and Mr. Humphrys (whose patent for trunk engines was worked by Messrs. Hall).
"The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer" by Isambard Brunel
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In news:

Junkyard Pinto Pinto Rear Engine Trunk.
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