Steam engine

Steam engine

WordNet



noun


(1)   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
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. A piston engine driven by steam (as contrasted, for example, with a steam turbine).
  2. Any heat engine that uses steam as its primary working fluid to do mechanical work.
  3. A steam locomotive.