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diesel engine
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Diesel definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: German engineer (born in France) who invented the diesel engine (1858-1913) [syn: Diesel, Rudolf Diesel, Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel]
2: an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil [syn: diesel, diesel engine, diesel motor]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Rudolf Diesel Date: 1894 1. diesel engine 2. a vehicle driven by a diesel engine 3. diesel fuel

Merriam Webster's

biographical name Rudolf 1858-1913 German mechanical engineer

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 (in full diesel engine) an internal-combustion engine in which the heat produced by the compression of air in the cylinder ignites the fuel. 2 a vehicle driven by a diesel engine. 3 fuel for a diesel engine. Phrases and idioms: diesel-electric n. a vehicle driven by the electric current produced by a diesel-engined generator. --adj. of or powered by this means. diesel oil a heavy petroleum fraction used as fuel in diesel engines. Derivatives: dieselize v.tr. (also -ise). Etymology: R. Diesel, Ger. engineer d. 1913

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(diesels) 1. Diesel or diesel oil is the heavy oil used in a diesel engine. N-MASS 2. A diesel is a vehicle which has a diesel engine. N-COUNT



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