diesel engine

diesel engine
noun
an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil
Syn: ↑diesel, ↑diesel motor
Hypernyms: ↑internal-combustion engine, ↑ICE
Part Holonyms: ↑diesel locomotive

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noun
Usage: sometimes capitalized D
: an internal-combustion engine in which air is compressed to a temperature sufficiently high to ignite fuel injected directly into the cylinder where the combustion and expansion actuate a piston

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a compression-ignition engine in which a spray of fuel, introduced into air compressed to a temperature of approximately 1000° F (538° C), ignites at a virtually constant pressure. Also called diesel.
[1890-95]

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diesel engine noun
A compression-ignition engine in which the oil fuel is introduced into the heated compressed-air charge as a jet of liquid under high pressure
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Main Entry:diesel

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diesel engine or Diesel engine,
an internal-combustion engine in which fuel oil is ignited by heat from compression of air in the cylinder heads.

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noun, pl ⋯ -gines [count]
: a type of engine that uses diesel fuel rather than gasoline and that is used especially in large vehicles (such as trucks and buses)

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