Definition of straight-six in English:



  • 1An internal combustion engine with six cylinders in line.

    ‘The straight-six engine is one of the best with a great sound and potent pace.’
    • ‘All its cars had double headlamps at the front, a straight-six engine in the middle, and rear-wheel drive at the back.’
    • ‘The cars remain superb to drive, the straight-six engine hums with satisfaction like no other, the security and responsiveness beyond reproach.’
    • ‘I headed towards Glenshee savouring the howl of the 3.2 litre straight-six as the rev-counter needle flicked up toward the 8000 rpm red line yet again.’
    • ‘In the latest version, the straight-six engine has been completely rebuilt with the crankcase now made of aluminium, which reduces engine weight by 20 kg.’
    1. 1.1A vehicle with an engine with six cylinders in line.
      • ‘But the Lexus has its cylinders in V-configuration while the BMW is a straight-six.’



/ˌstrātˈsiks/ /ˌstreɪtˈsɪks/