Meaning of two-cycle


Pronunciation: (t'sī"kul), [key]
— adj.
  1. noting or pertaining to an internal-combustion engine in which two strokes are required to complete a cycleone to admit and compress air or an air-fuel mixture and one to ignite fuel, do work, and scavenge the cylinder. Cf.
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