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A slang expression referring to the personnel in the engine department aboard ship.



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ENGINE CYLINDER

A cylindrical chamber in an engine in which the energy of the working fluid, in the form of pressure and heat, is converted to mechanical force by performing work on the piston. Also known as cylinder.

DIVISION PLATE

A diaphragm which surrounds the piston rod of a crosshead-type engine and separates the crankcase from the lower portion of the cylinder.

CARNOT NUMBER

A property of two heat sinks, equal to the Carnot efficiency of an engine operating between them.

MIXED CYCLE

An internal combustion engine cycle which combines the Otto cycle constant-volume combustion and the Diesel cycle constant-pressure combustion in high-speed compression-ignition engines. Also known as combination cycle; commercial Diesel cycle; limited-pressurecycle.

INJECTION

  1. The method of applying a signal to an electronic circuit or device. 2. The process of introducing electrons or holes into a semiconductor so that their total number exceeds the number present at thermal equilibrium. 3. The introduction of fuel, fuel and air, fuel and oxidizer, water, or other substance into an engine induction system or combustion chamber.

PISTON ENGINE

A type of engine characterized by reciprocating motion of pistons in a cylinder. Also known as displacement engine; reciprocating engine.

L-4 TEST

An engine test in a six-cylinder spark-ignition Chevrolet engine to evaluate crankcase oil oxidation stability, bearing corrosion, and engine deposits.

EXHAUST VALVE

The valve on a cylinder in an internal combustion engine which controls the discharge of spent gas.

LINE

Rope and cordage used aboard a vessel.

MAINTENANCE VEHICLE

Vehicle used for carrying parts, equipment, and personnel for maintenance or evacuation of vehicles.

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