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diesel British & World English

An internal-combustion engine in which heat produced by the compression of air in the cylinder is used to ignite the fuel

diesel engine in diesel British & World English

An internal-combustion engine in which heat produced by the compression of air in the cylinder is used to ignite the fuel

diesel oil in diesel British & World English

A heavy petroleum fraction used as fuel in diesel engines

Diesel, Rudolf British & World English

(1858–1913), French-born German engineer, inventor of the diesel engine; full name Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel. In 1892 he patented a design for a new, more efficient internal-combustion engine and developed it, exhibiting the prototype in 1897

Diesel in diesel British & World English

An internal-combustion engine in which heat produced by the compression of air in the cylinder is used to ignite the fuel

turbo diesel British & World English

A turbocharged diesel engine

diesel-electric British & World English

Denoting or relating to a locomotive driven by the electric current produced by a diesel-engined generator

diesel-hydraulic British & World English

Denoting or relating to a locomotive driven by a hydraulic transmission system powered by a diesel engine

biodiesel British & World English

A biofuel intended as a substitute for diesel

Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel in Diesel, Rudolf British & World English

(1858–1913), French-born German engineer, inventor of the diesel engine; full name Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel. In 1892 he patented a design for a new, more efficient internal-combustion engine and developed it, exhibiting the prototype in 1897