Definition of crossflow in English:



  • A type of engine cylinder head where the intake ports are on the opposite side of the engine from the exhaust ports.

    ‘This modern four-cylinder powerplant boasts a multipoint fuel injection, a crossflow cylinder head and a maximum power output of 55kW at 5 500 revs/min.’
    • ‘Its crossflow fan design does actually cool the drive.’
    • ‘Further inspection shows that the copper base has a triple heat pipe array and that a single standard fan (not a crossflow fan) are used.’



/ˈkrôsflō/ /ˈkrɔsfloʊ/