Associations to the word «Diesel»


DIESEL, noun. 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
DIESEL, noun. A vehicle powered by a diesel engine
DIESEL, noun. (UK) (slang) snakebite and black
DIESEL, verb. To ignite a substance by using the heat generated by compression
DIESEL, verb. (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 and fuel mixture without a spark, the same way that heat and pressure cause ignition in a diesel engine.
DIESEL ENGINE, noun. An internal combustion engine which operates using diesel fuel
DIESEL ENGINE, noun. (rail) a diesel locomotive
DIESEL ENGINES, noun. Plural of diesel engine
DIESEL GENERATOR, noun. Any electricity generator powered by a diesel engine
DIESEL GENERATORS, noun. Plural of diesel generator
DIESEL KNOCK, noun. In diesel engines, a repetitive sound when delayed ignition causes sudden high pressures
DIESEL LAUNDERING, noun. The process of removing the dyes added to untaxed diesel fuel, to enable it to be sold illegally as regular fuel at a substantial markup.
DIESEL MOTOR, noun. Diesel engine

Dictionary definition

DIESEL, noun. German engineer (born in France) who invented the diesel engine (1858-1913).
DIESEL, noun. An internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil.

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