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Do you call it a motor or an engine?

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Old 05-11-2003, 09:50 AM
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Do you call it a motor or an engine (that thing that moves your boat)?

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Motor- Something, such as a machine or an engine, that produces or imparts motion.
A device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, especially an internal-combustion engine or an arrangement of coils and magnets that converts electric current into mechanical power.


Engine-
A machine that converts energy into mechanical force or motion.
Such a machine distinguished from an electric, spring-driven, or hydraulic motor by its use of a fuel.

A mechanical appliance, instrument, or tool: engines of war.
An agent, instrument, or means of accomplishment.
A locomotive.
A fire engine.

By these definitions an engine is a classification of motor that requires a type of fuel.

I always call it a motor however. Might just be geaographical thing like soda vs. pop.
 
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I refer to them as engines. Motors to me are run on electricity.
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Old 05-11-2003, 10:05 AM
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Motorcycle?
 
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Old 05-11-2003, 10:13 AM
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"Electric Motor"

"Gas Engine"
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VERY simple question, especially if you have ever been around aircraft, complex ones having both........

engines = fuel-powered device

motor = electrical device
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Well, we certainly do refer to those floating powered things at the dock as motorboats, and we lube them with motoroil, but I was always taught that to be absolutely correct, an engine is a rotating/RECIPROCATING whatchamacallit while a motor only rotates. But then I guess that if that were really true there wouldn't be any jet or turbine engines. They would be jet or turbine motors. Go figure!!??!! --- Jer
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Engines run on gas

Motors on electricity.....I say motors sometimes though.
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Jafo is correct!
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VERY simple question, especially if you have ever been around aircraft, complex ones having both........
engines = fuel-powered device

motor = electrical device
Thats what I have always heard!
 
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when i was in flight school the instructor corrected me one day and told me engines are internal combustion and motors are electrical. so i agree with jafo.
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Engines make the boat go

Motors lift the hatches when the engine doesn't make the boat go
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