Engin Cycles

Pronunciation: 'en-jen Function: noun Etymology: Middle English engin, from Middle French

  1. something used to effect a purpose : AGENT, INSTRUMENT
  2. a : a mechanical tool: as (1) : an instrument or machine of war (2) obsolete : a torture implement b : MACHINERY c : any of various mechanical appliances -- often used in combination
  3. a machine for converting any of various forms of energy into mechanical force and motion; also : a mechanism or object that serves as an energy source
  4. a railroad locomotive