Definition of Steam engine

1. Noun. 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.




Definition of Steam engine

1. Noun. A piston engine driven by steam (as contrasted, for example, with a steam turbine). ¹

2. Noun. Any heat engine that uses steam as its primary working fluid to do mechanical work. ¹

3. Noun. (British) A steam locomotive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steam Engine

steam-powered
steam-ship
steam-ships
steam bath
steam baths
steam boiler
steam boilers
steam chest
steam clean
steam coal
steam condenser
steam condensers
steam cracker
steam cracking
steam distillation
steam engine (current term)
steam engines
steam fitting
steam hammer
steam hammers
steam heat
steam heater
steam heaters
steam heating
steam iron
steam irons
steam line
steam locomotive
steam locomotives
steam organ

Literary usage of Steam engine

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1. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1875)
"Now that was the condition in which Watt found the steam-engine. ... The most scient: had on the steam-engine, Tredgold, whose ' tin' present day, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"A high pressure steam engine and ... The introduction of the slide-valve for operating the ports of a steam engine marked a distinct advance in economy, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The Marquis of Worcester had experimented with the steam-engine from about ... This was 100 years before the steam- engine was put to any practical use even ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1855)
"For a double-acting steam-engine improved to the utmost probable extent 2-50 „ 3. For a well-constructed and properly worked ordinary double-acting ..."

5. Industrial Arts Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"Elec W 61:154 Ja 18 '13 Philosophy of the uni flow steam engine. Eng N. 69:1133 My 29 '13 Recent improvements in the reciprocating engine art. il Sei Am ..."

6. A History of Commerce by Clive Day (1907)
"Technical history of the steam-engine. — The steam- engine has been in practical use in Europe since about 1700. The earliest engines, however, ..."

7. A History of Commerce by Clive Day (1907)
"Technical history of the steam-engine. — The steam- engine has been in practical use in Europe since about 1700. The earliest engines, however, ..."

8. A History of Commerce by Clive Day (1914)
"Technical history of the steam-engine. — The steam- engine has been in practical use in Europe since about 1700. The earliest engines, however, ..."

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