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 The Brent Spence Bridge has been closed since Nov. 11, after a truck hauling potassium hydroxide and diesel fuel crashed into a jackknifed truck, causing a fire. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, "'Just do what we can. That’s all we can do': Anderson Ferry floats on during Brent Spence closure," 28 Nov. 2020 Valero’s renewable diesel fuel refinery in Norco processes animal fats, used cooking oil and inedible corn. Tyler Bridges, NOLA.com, "Shell is closing its refinery in Convent. What does this mean for clean energy in Louisiana?," 14 Nov. 2020 Several people had gathered inside for dawn prayer when the pipe bomb ignited, along with a bottle full of gasoline and diesel fuel. Andy Mannix, Star Tribune, "Accomplice testifies against alleged militia leader in Bloomington mosque bombing trial," 12 Nov. 2020 The Brent Spence Bridge closed Wednesday after a crash and fire involving a truck hauling potassium hydroxide and an unknown amount of diesel fuel. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, "Brent Spence Bridge update: Steel beams came Tuesday, repair materials to ship next week," 17 Nov. 2020 On the drive, Hari stopped at a gas station and filled a bottle with diesel fuel and gas. Andy Mannix, Star Tribune, "Bloomington mosque bombing accomplice testifies he was recruited to 'harass the untouchables'," 13 Nov. 2020 Four months after a ruptured reservoir at a power plant in the Siberian city of Norilsk spilled 20,000 tons of diesel fuel into two rivers, another oil leak is believed to be responsible for the incident in Kamchatka. Washington Post, "In Russia’s Far East, suspected oil leak blamed for killing octopi, sickening surfers," 5 Oct. 2020 Future buses should either run on CNG or Clean Diesel, a type of diesel fuel that contains ultra low levels of sulfur, the plan said. Washington Post, "Metro lags behind other big transit systems in converting its bus fleet to electric, Sierra Club report says," 1 Oct. 2020 In October 2005, Cashe, 35, crawled out from the wreckage — his uniform drenched in diesel fuel — then went back multiple times to recover six soldiers and an interpreter while dodging enemy gunfire. Lisa Maria Garza, orlandosentinel.com, "Family determined to see Oviedo’s Alwyn Cashe awarded Medal of Honor for heroics in Iraq," 22 Sep. 2020

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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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3 Dec 2020

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“Diesel fuel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diesel%20fuel. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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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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