American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A diesel engine.
- n. A vehicle powered by a diesel engine.
- n. The type of gasoline designed to power a diesel engine.
- v. To continue running after the ignition has been turned off, as when an open throttle supplies fuel to an engine that is still sufficiently hot to ignite it.
- v. To drive a diesel-powered vehicle: We dieseled through the countryside.
- v. To refuel a diesel-powered vehicle. Often used with up.
- n. A fuel derived from petroleum (or other oils) but heavier than gasoline/petrol. Used to power diesel engines which burn this fuel using the heat produced when air is compressed
- n. A vehicle powered by a diesel engine
- n. UK, slang snakebite and black
- v. To ignite a substance by using the heat generated by compression
- v. automotive For a spark-ignition internal combustion engine to continue running after the electrical current to the spark plugs has been turned off. This occurs when there's enough heat in the combustion chamber to ignite the air/fuel without a spark, the same way heat and pressure cause ignition in a diesel engine.
GNU Webster's 1913
- A type of internal-combustion engine in which the air drawn in by the suction stroke is so highly compressed that the heat generated ignites the fuel (usually a heavy oil), the fuel being automatically sprayed into the cylinder under pressure. The Diesel engine has a very high thermal efficiency.
- n. an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil
- n. German engineer (born in France) who invented the diesel engine (1858-1913)
- From the inventor, Dr. Rudolph Diesel, who developed a heavy-duty engine in Germany (1892–1897) and perfected it throughout his life. (Wiktionary)
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