Meaning of ENGINE in English

ENGINE

transcription, транскрипция: [ endʒɪn ]

( engines)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

The engine of a car or other vehicle is the part that produces the power which makes the vehicle move.

He got into the driving seat and started the engine.

...an engine failure that forced a jetliner to crash-land in a field.

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2.

An engine is also the large vehicle that pulls a railway train.

In 1941, the train would have been pulled by a steam engine.

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