diesel fuel

noun

Definition of diesel fuel 

: a heavy mineral oil used as fuel in diesel engines

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Investigators believe the fire was fed by tanks of diesel fuel that many tenants used to run emergency generators. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Debunking the 9/11 Myths: Special Report - The World Trade Center," 10 Sep. 2018 Fish oil used as fuel in Dutch Harbor offset 13.4 million gallons of diesel fuel in 2015 and saved operators $44 million. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Seafood industry seeks new value in fish parts," 15 Jan. 2018 Under the Senate plan, there would no longer be a sales tax break for business utility bills, large manufacturing equipment, farming equipment, a certain kind of chemical processing, off-road diesel fuel and immovable property. Julia O'donoghue, NOLA.com, "Louisiana Senate committee changes tax bills to raise more money," 31 May 2018 The business incorporates a gas station, diesel fueling pumps for large trucks, a convenience store with a Dunkin' Donuts and Beggars Pizza, and a car wash on a 4.9-acre site at 19420 S. Harlem Ave. in Frankfort Township. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "Annexation hearing scheduled for gas station that wants 24/7 gambling," 4 July 2018 The general fund revenue forecast includes $836,500 from the state under SB 1, which increased taxes on gasoline by 12 cents a gallon and diesel fuel by 20 cents. Steve Dreyer, Pomerado News, "New city budget on Tuesday's council agenda," 13 June 2018 Gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel are stored in 35 tanks with a capacity of more than 26 million gallons, according to a report by a consultant who studied the terminal's potential move for the city. Sven Berg, idahostatesman, "A 60-year-old fuel terminal could leave Boise’s Bench. Here’s what could replace it.," 11 July 2018 The base excise tax for diesel fuel increased by 20 cents per gallon last November and will begin adjusting for inflation in July 2020. Alexei Koseff, sacbee, "What you need to know about California's gas tax repeal initiative," 25 June 2018 Cincinnati Fire Department is still assessing the amount of diesel fuel which leaked at the scene. Cincinnati.com, "Overturned semi leads to lengthy closure of Ft. Washington Way," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of diesel fuel

1949, in the meaning defined above

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diesel fuel

noun

English Language Learners Definition of diesel fuel

: a type of fuel that is used in vehicles with diesel engines

diesel fuel

noun

Kids Definition of diesel fuel

: a heavy oil used as fuel in diesel engines

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