Definition of Diesel engine

1. Noun. An internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil.

Exact synonyms: Diesel, Diesel Motor
Group relationships: Diesel Locomotive
Generic synonyms: Ice, Internal-combustion Engine

Definition of Diesel engine

1. Noun. an internal combustion engine which operates using diesel fuel ¹

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Medical Definition of Diesel engine

1. A compression-ignition piston engine in which fuel is ignited by injecting it into air that has been heated (unlike a spark-ignition engine). (05 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diesel Engine

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dies juridicus
dies non
dies on the vine
diesel-electric locomotive
diesel-hydraulic locomotive
diesel engine (current term)
diesel engines
diesel fuel
diesel generator
diesel generators
diesel knock
diesel laundering
diesel locomotive
diesel motor
diesel oil

Literary usage of Diesel engine

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1. The Library of Original Sources: Ideas that Have Influenced Civilization, in edited by Oliver Joseph Thatcher (1915)
"THE diesel engine The diesel engine has been characterized as the most revolutionary and important development in the field of motive power since ..."

2. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1914)
"A review of successive alterations effected in the diesel engine before reaching ... Particularly concerns the diesel engine. A study of fuels available, ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1915)
"Notes on the Maintenance of the diesel engine. April 19, 1912. .—Water Supply for Internal ... Heavy Petroleum Residues Satisfactory for the diesel engine. ..."

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