white gas

noun

: unleaded gasoline used especially to fuel portable stoves

called also white gasoline

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In North America, liquid fuel mostly means white gas. Mike Thurber, Outside Online, 16 Aug. 2018 And when using white gas or other liquid fuels, there’s a priming period to get the stove running, usually about 60 seconds. Mike Thurber, Outside Online, 16 Aug. 2018 The props that flame are wrapped in a Kevlar wick and the wick is soaked in white gas, the kind used for camping stoves. Pam Mcloughlin, Hartford Courant, 8 June 2022 Canister stoves might have the market corned on ease of use, but liquid-fuel white gas stoves like the WhisperLite offer the most versatility, especially internationally, where isobutane canisters are less available. Matt Jancer, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 Canister stoves might have the market corned on ease of use, but liquid-fuel white gas stoves like the WhisperLite offer the most versatility, especially internationally, where isobutane canisters are less available. Matt Jancer, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 Canister stoves might have the market corned on ease of use, but liquid-fuel white gas stoves like the WhisperLite offer the most versatility, especially internationally, where isobutane canisters are less available. Matt Jancer, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 Canister stoves might have the market corned on ease of use, but liquid-fuel white gas stoves like the WhisperLite offer the most versatility, especially internationally, where isobutane canisters are less available. Matt Jancer, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 Canister stoves might have the market corned on ease of use, but liquid-fuel white gas stoves like the WhisperLite offer the most versatility, especially internationally, where isobutane canisters are less available. Matt Jancer, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white gas was in 1928

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“White gas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20gas. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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