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diesel engine

noun

: a type of engine that uses diesel fuel rather than gasoline and that is used especially in large vehicles (such as trucks and buses)

Full Definition of DIESEL ENGINE

:  an internal combustion engine in which air is compressed to a temperature sufficiently high to ignite fuel injected into the cylinder where the combustion and expansion actuate a piston

First Known Use of DIESEL ENGINE

1894
DIESEL ENGINE Defined for Kids

diesel engine

noun

Definition of DIESEL ENGINE for Kids

:  an engine in which the mixture of air and fuel is compressed until enough heat is created to ignite the mixture that uses diesel fuel instead of gasoline

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