noun. a mixture of oxygen and acetylene; used to create high temperatures for cutting or welding metals.
- acetylene (English)
- acétylène (French)
- oxy- (English)
Example sentences of the word oxyacetylene
1. Noun, singular or mass
Start the flow of acetylene to the oxyacetylene torch by turning the valve connected to the red hose counterclockwise 1/2 turn.
Penetrating lubricant in liberal doses may help in this manner, but if you have a small propane or oxyacetylene torch, you can also heat the edges of the bung on the exhaust pipe.