Meaning of DIESEL in English

I. ˈdēzəl, -ēsəl adjective

Usage: sometimes capitalized

Etymology: after Rudolf Diesel died 1913 German mechanical engineer and inventor

1. : relating to the diesel cycle or engine

2. : equipped with or driven by a diesel engine

a diesel truck

II. noun

Usage: sometimes capitalized

1. : diesel engine

2. : a vehicle (as a truck, locomotive, or ship) driven by a diesel engine

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