diesel fuel


Definition of diesel fuel

: a heavy mineral oil used as fuel in diesel engines

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Baltimore police said Wednesday that officers are continuing to search for the driver of a van laden with diesel fuel that was left at a downtown parking garage this week. Ian Duncan, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore police still searching for driver of van full of diesel fuel that prompted downtown evacuation," 11 Sep. 2019 Separately Saturday, state TV said Iran seized a tugboat and its crew of 12 Filipinos near the Strait of Hormuz on suspicion of smuggling diesel fuel. Jon Gambrell, BostonGlobe.com, "Iran now using advanced centrifuges, violating nuclear deal," 7 Sep. 2019 Electricity costs Twin Rivers roughly 80 percent less per mile than diesel fuel, and their electric buses cost 60–80 percent less to maintain than their other buses. Wired, "The Red Lights Stopping Yellow School Buses from Going Green," 4 Sep. 2019 But due to an electricity failure, emergency diesel fuel generators, which powered pumps that cooled the reactor's core, started up. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Russia is Sailing a 'Floating Chernobyl' Into the Arctic," 26 Aug. 2019 That’s right—the days of bartering gallons of precious diesel fuel or wheelbarrows full of scrap metal in exchange for bags of irradiated rat meat are finally over! Ross Wolinsky, The New Yorker, "We’re Building a New, Non-Apocalyptic LaGuardia Airport," 9 Aug. 2019 Line 5 carries propane, diesel fuel and other fuels that make plastics for things like medical devices, packaging for food safety and flooring for hospitals and clinics. Chris Ventura, Detroit Free Press, "Voters seek more information from state attorney general about Line 5 project," 3 Sep. 2019 Even with the fast uptick in electric vehicle sales, sales of gasoline and diesel fuels have held relatively steady in Norway, Rystad said in its report. James Osborne, Houston Chronicle, "EVs pushing out diesel vehicles in Norway," 20 Aug. 2019 The first phase of Alabama’s 10-cent excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel will go into effect Sept. 1. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Alabama’s new 6-cent gas tax increase kicks in Sept. 1," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of diesel fuel

1949, in the meaning defined above

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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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