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Definition 1: an internal-combustion engine in which the crankshaft is turned by pistons moving up and down in cylinders - [noun denoting artifact]

(reciprocating engine is a kind of ...) a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine

(reciprocating engine is a part of ...) housing for a crankshaft

(reciprocating engine is a part of ...) a rotating shaft driven by (or driving) a crank

(reciprocating engine is a part of ...) a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine

"the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"

(reciprocating engine is a part of ...) mechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion

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