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diesel

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noun die·sel \ˈdē-zəl, -səl\

Simple Definition of diesel

  • : a vehicle (such as a truck or bus) that has a diesel engine

Full Definition of diesel

  1. 1 :  diesel engine

  2. 2 :  a vehicle driven by a diesel engine

  3. 3 :  diesel fuel

Examples of diesel

  1. Does your car take diesel or gasoline?



Origin of diesel

Rudolf Diesel


First Known Use: 1894

Other Automotive Terms

Rhymes with diesel


Diesel

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biographical name Die·sel \ˈdē-zəl, -səl\

Definition of Diesel

  1. Rudolf 1858–1913 Ger. mechanical engineer




DIESEL Defined for Kids

diesel

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noun die·sel \ˈdē-zəl, -səl\

Definition of diesel

  1. 1 :  diesel engine

  2. 2 :  a vehicle that has a diesel engine

  3. 3 :  diesel fuel




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