diesel

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See also: Diesel and diésel

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the inventor, Dr. Rudolph Diesel, who developed a heavy-duty engine in Germany (1892–1897) and perfected it throughout his life.

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Noun[edit]

diesel (countable and uncountable, plural diesels)

  1. 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.
  2. A vehicle powered by a diesel engine.
  3. (cycling, slang) A rider who has an even energy output, without bursts of speed.
  4. (Britain, slang) Snakebite and black (a drink).
  5. (slang) A particular cannabis hybrid.

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