white gas


Definition of white gas

: unleaded gasoline used especially to fuel portable stoves

called also white gasoline

Examples of white gas in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bio-White Gas by Foothill Fuel Making dinner in the backcountry usually means cooking over white gas made from petroleum. Popular Science, "The 10 most thrilling recreation innovations of 2019," 3 Dec. 2019 Our garage would be filled with excess merchandise: Coleman coolers, propane fuel, white gas. David Gelles, New York Times, "The C.E.O. Taking On the Gun Lobby," 25 Oct. 2019 Liquid fuel is usually white gas or kerosene and attaches to the stove through a refillable bottle. Kraig Becker, Popular Mechanics, "How to Set Up Camp," 2 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of white gas

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“White gas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20gas. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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