One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A type of internal combustion engine used chiefly in aircraft, having its cylinders arranged in a row.
- ‘In the front, the P2's octagonal frame rails had to be extended to accommodate the Duratec 30 V6 engine, since Volvo uses thinner transverse-mounted inline engines.’
- ‘Conventionally built of steel tube, wood, and fabric, It had a mounted a 90-hp American Cirrus four cylinder inline engine under a hammered aluminum cowling.’
- ‘The idea has been developed for inline engines, mainly those with four cylinders.’
- ‘When did Volvo move from fours and sixes to 5-cylinder inline engines (Audi's old trademark)?’
- ‘Inline engines are where the big torque ratings come from.’
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