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 The best camp stoves for winter camping will offer great wind resistance as well as fuel that won’t freeze, like white gas or isobutane (a mix of propane and isobutane). Lauren Breedlove, Travel + Leisure, 21 Mar. 2024 Hess bought its first oil tanker in 1948, built an oil refinery in 1957, and in 1960 opened the first of its iconic green and white gas stations that would become a common sight across the US northeast. James Herron, Fortune, 23 Oct. 2023 The photos also included Offset standing with four male dancers dressed in black pants and white jackets, their faces obscured by white gas masks. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 5 Sep. 2023 The old white gas stove doesn't work. USA Today, 6 Apr. 2021 Delightfully low-tech but highly functional, this compact candle lantern forsakes batteries, electricity, and white gas in favor of the three included nine-hour candles. Charlie Ebbers, Outside Online, 18 Oct. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 15 Jun. 2024.

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