from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A kind of internal-combustion engine; -- in British countries called usually petrol engine.
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- n. an internal-combustion engine that burns gasoline; most automobiles are driven by gasoline engines
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There is always something more important that has to be attended to -- For instance, the gasoline engine isn't working again, and I had to 'phone in town for Slaytor to send a man out to-day, to see what is the matter this time. "
On the surface, a 160-horsepower gasoline engine gave Holland’s boat a speed of 7½ knots; beneath the surface, it made 6½ knots on power from an electric battery.