two-cycle
/tooh"suy'keuhl/, adj.
noting or pertaining to an internal-combustion engine in which two strokes are required to complete a cycle (two-stroke cycle), one to admit and compress air or an air-fuel mixture and one to ignite fuel, do work, and scavenge the cylinder. Cf. four-cycle.
[1900-05]

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