Entry from British & World English dictionary
An internal combustion engine which uses oil as fuel, especially a diesel engine.
- Using a second-hand oil engine and a small dynamo, he lit up the family home with low-power bulbs.
- He transformed the oil engine from something fit only for a bus, truck or ship, into the modern, refined, computer-controlled marvel.
- Nine tractors from a range of eras, several old-fashioned ploughs and an open crank oil engine are just a few of the items up for grabs.
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