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diesel engine

  
, motor  
      n   a type of internal-combustion engine in which atomized fuel oil is sprayed into the cylinder and ignited by compression alone  
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diesel  
      n  
1       See       diesel engine  
2    a ship, locomotive, lorry, etc., driven by a diesel engine  
3    Informal   short for diesel oil (or fuel)  


Diesel  
      n   Rudolf ('ru:dɔlf). 1858--1913, German engineer, who invented the diesel engine (1892)  
diesel cycle  
      n   a four-stroke cycle in which combustion takes place at constant pressure and heat is rejected at constant volume  
   Compare       Otto cycle  
diesel-electric  
      n  
1    a locomotive fitted with a diesel engine driving an electric generator that feeds electric traction motors  
      adj  
2    of or relating to such a locomotive or system  
diesel engine   , motor  
      n   a type of internal-combustion engine in which atomized fuel oil is sprayed into the cylinder and ignited by compression alone  
diesel-hydraulic  
      n  
1    a locomotive driven by a diesel engine through hydraulic transmission and torque converters  
      adj  
2    of or relating to such a locomotive or system  
diesel oil   , fuel  
      n   a fuel obtained from petroleum distillation that is used in diesel engines. It has a relatively low ignition temperature (540°C) and is ignited by the heat of compression,   (Also called (Brit.))    derv      See also       cetane number  

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