Meaning of DIESEL in English


n. 1 (in full diesel engine) an internal-combustion engine in which the heat produced by the compression of air in the cylinder ignites the fuel. 2 a vehicle driven by a diesel engine. 3 fuel for a diesel engine. diesel-electric n. a vehicle driven by the electric current produced by a diesel-engined generator.

adj. of or powered by this means. diesel oil a heavy petroleum fraction used as fuel in diesel engines. dieselize (also -ise).

[ R. Diesel, Ger. engineer d. 1913 ]

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