Meaning of DIESEL in English

DIESEL

die ‧ sel /ˈdiːz ə l/ BrE AmE noun

[ Date: 1800-1900 ; Origin: Rudolph Diesel (1858-1913), German engineer who invented the engine ]

1 . [uncountable] a type of heavy oil used instead of petrol in engines, especially in trucks, buses, and trains:

a 1.9 litre diesel engine

diesel car/truck etc

2 . [countable] informal a vehicle that uses diesel

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