avgas

noun
av·​gas | \ ˈav-ˌgas How to pronounce avgas (audio) \

Definition of avgas

: gasoline for airplanes

Examples of avgas in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Local officials are not backing down from their ban on refueling with leaded avgas at Santa Clara County’s airports. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, 16 June 2022

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First Known Use of avgas

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for avgas

aviation gasoline

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Last Updated

23 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Avgas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avgas. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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