Simple Definition of diesel engine
: 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
DIESEL ENGINE Defined for Kids
Definition of diesel engine for Students
: 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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