Requiring four strokes of the piston for a cycle: a four-cycle internal-combustion engine. (adjective)
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Use "four-cycle" in a sentence
"Challenges included developing a light four-cycle engine and an autopilot calibrated by GPS."
"This four-cycle model can easily be reconciled the observations of the Schlesingers, Klingberg and others if we collapse the four into two."
"Other impressive models so far include the 26-inch Yard Machines 31AM63EF700, $700, and 24-inch Craftsman 88955, $580, both four-cycle, two-stage models made by MTD."