an external-combustion engine in which heat from outside the cylinders causes air confined in the cylinders to expand and drive the pistons.
an external-combustion engine that uses air or an inert gas as the working fluid operating on a highly efficient thermodynamic cycle (the Stirling cycle)
noun 1. Also called Stirlingshire [stur-ling-sheer, -sher] /ˈstɜr lɪŋˌʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA). a historic county in central Scotland. 2. a city in and the administrative center of the Central region, in central Scotland, on the Forth River. Stirlingshire /ˈstɜːlɪŋˌʃɪə; -ʃə/ noun 1. a former county of central Scotland: mostly became part of Central Region in […]
noun, Anthropology. 1. a line of descendants from a common ancestor.
noun, plural stirpes [stur-peez] /ˈstɜr piz/ (Show IPA) 1. a stock; family or branch of a family; line of descent. 2. Law. a person from whom a family is descended. 3. Biology Now Rare. a family, superfamily, or permanent variety. adjective, Law. 1. pertaining to or noting a method of dividing an estate in which […]
[stur-pi-kuhl-cher] /ˈstɜr pɪˌkʌl tʃər/ noun 1. the production of special stocks or strains by careful breeding.