Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Gasoline formulated for use in piston-driven airplanes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. gasoline fuel for piston-engined aircraft.

Etymologies

av(iation) gas(oline).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
A blend of aviation and gasoline (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One of the many benefits of the KODIAK 100 addresses the shortage and high cost of aviation gasoline, or "avgas," in many areas where MAF operates.

    Mission Network News Headlines

  • "avgas," is more readily available and much less expensive.

    Mission Network News Headlines

  • This is the case with regular petrol and I assume it is with avgas and jet fuel (the latter is, as I understand it, basically kerosene).

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Gentlemen’s Club.

  • Its crew looked pleased to be liberated from a rainy shift, and patently admired the neat little jet they were obliged to shepherd off the runway in as much safety as tanks full of avgas allowed.

    TOO MANY MURDERS

  • The plane is the long awaited result of the shared vision between MAF and Quest to design an aircraft that can run on jet fuel, which is cheaper than aviation gas avgas and in greater supply.

    MAF Announces New Mission Planes at Ray Fowler .org

  • What people call “racing gas” is usually simply 100LL (LL for “low lead”) aviation gas (“avgas”), which is dyed blue to distinguish it from other types of fuel.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Non-Ethanol Gas in the DC Area:

  • My friend fills a couple of 5 gallon jerrycans when he refuels his airplane at $4.39/gallon for 100LL this week, incidentally, and takes the avgas home to lovingly give his thirsty 12-cylinder toy a drink.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Non-Ethanol Gas in the DC Area:

  • Yeah, aviation costs money, especially in these days of $5/gallon avgas.

    May 12th, 2008

  • Does ole Mel ever get burning avgas all over that pretty white butt of his?

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • I would be extremely reticent to fly an aircraft to Chapala due in part to the small number of locations where avgas can be obtained along the way and because of the extremely rough terrain between here and there.

    Airport In Chapala Or Ajijic ,For Small Planes?

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