diesel fuel


Definition of diesel fuel

: a heavy mineral oil used as fuel in diesel engines

Examples of diesel fuel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Melting permafrost caused a major oil spill in 2020 in the Russian city of Norilsk, when a fuel tank ruptured and leaked tens of thousands of tons of diesel fuel into a river. Joshua Partlow, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Jan. 2022 The Coast Guard searched more than 2,000 square miles over a 38-hour period, yet found nothing more than a debris field, diesel fuel odor, an emergency beacon and an empty life raft. CBS News, 7 Jan. 2022 The impact caused the fuel tank to rupture and spill approximately 80 to 100 gallons of diesel fuel onto the roadway and surrounding area. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Dec. 2021 In a statement on Wednesday, the Hawaii Department of Health said the Navy had identified diesel fuel levels more than double the department's limits for drinking water at the Aiea Halawa Shaft. NBC News, 9 Dec. 2021 The Navy reported diesel fuel levels more than double the Hawaii Department of Health's limit were detected in samples collected from the Aiea Halawa Shaft on Sunday, the health department said in a statement. Tina Burnside And Kelly Mccleary, CNN, 9 Dec. 2021 These days independent carriers can comfortably net $80,000, even with the recent increase in diesel fuel costs. Don Lee Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2021 Side diesel fuel islands are excluded from this change and will still have a pay inside option. Kelli Arseneau, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Dec. 2021 Thursday at the diesel fuel terminal at the TA Travel Center just off Interstate 75 in Florence, Kentucky. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, 19 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of diesel fuel

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of diesel fuel was in 1949

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26 Jan 2022

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“Diesel fuel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diesel%20fuel. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of diesel fuel

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

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Kids Definition of diesel fuel

: a heavy oil used as fuel in diesel engines

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