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think of an engine as a giant air pump. It gobbles up air from the atmosphere and dumps it into six cylinders. Inside each cylinder, the air is mixed with fuel that is sprayed in by the fuel injectors. The spark plug ignites, causing a small but powerful explosion. This explosion rapidly expands the air that is inside the cylinder, forcing the piston upwards. The piston is connected to the connecting rod which turns the crankshaft. The crankshaft spins and is connected to the transmission, driveshaft, rear differential, and finally, the rear axle and wheels.
my car has an engine
by AkumaGouki November 23, 2004
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thing that makes things go. like a heart, except it's gas based instead of blood.
Little Rice Burner: What's that noise?
American guy: That's the engine.
by mephisto June 03, 2003
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Cool-lookin thiny the bounds of an automobile.
What does that do again?
by Bulletproof Marshmallow October 27, 2003
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Racial term referring to a person with arabic/middle eastern background who is educated (mainly indians). Being that: all 'indians' are becoming engineers theses days.

In the United States, the government is paying to have all these indian engineers come and work in their country since because they lack college graduates in that field - so they must import all these "engines", thus saying/assuming that if they are indian and educated, they are probably engineers
College student 1 " look at that group of engines, I bet they have perfect grades"
College student 2 " Yeah I think theyre chemical engineer majors, they are indians afterall"
by Mark Lucian April 23, 2018
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