producer gas

noun

Definition of producer gas

: a fuel gas made by circulating air or a mixture of air and steam through a layer of incandescent fuel and consisting chiefly of carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and nitrogen

First Known Use of producer gas

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Producer gas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/producer%20gas. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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