in·ter·nal-com·bus·tion engine (ĭn-tûrnəl-kəm-bŭschən)
An engine, such as an automotive gasoline piston engine or a diesel, in which fuel is burned within the engine proper rather than in an external furnace, as in a steam engine.
(click for a larger image)internal-combustion engine
one cycle of a four-stroke diesel engine
A. intake stroke
B. compression stroke
C. power stroke
D. exhaust stroke
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