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Involving flow in one direction (used especially with reference to the flow of steam or gases through the cylinder in a steam or internal combustion engine):‘a uniflow engine’
- ‘This was a very successful uniflow engine, and is believed to be the only successful on-road uniflow design.’
- ‘The prototype of the uniflow deduster was fabricated based on the sensitivity analysis.’
- ‘Now you can pull out on the uniflow line where it goes over the tubing until the bias on the two lines hold the clunk next to the outer tank wall.’
- ‘It is important, in using this valve, to have a uniflow shock absorber.’
- ‘Most particularly this invention relates to uniflow steam engines having a novel valving means for controlling the introduction of steam into the cylinders.’
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