petrol engine

Definitions of petrol engine
  1. noun
    an internal-combustion engine that burns gasoline; most automobiles are driven by gasoline engines
    synonyms: gasoline engine
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    a small gasoline engine (as on motor boat)
    type of:
    ICE, internal-combustion engine
    a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine
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