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1. A diesel engine.
2. A vehicle powered by a diesel engine.
3. Any of various fuels used to power diesel engines, especially one derived from petroleum.
intr.v. die·seled, die·sel·ing, die·sels
1. 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.
2. To drive a diesel-powered vehicle: We dieseled through the countryside.
3. To refuel a diesel-powered vehicle. Often used with up.
1. (Automotive Engineering) See diesel engine
2. (Automotive Engineering) a ship, locomotive, lorry, etc, driven by a diesel engine
3. (Automotive Engineering) informal short for diesel oil
4. (Brewing) slang South African any cola drink: spook and diesel.
5. sucking diesel See suck10
(Biography) Rudolf (ˈruːdɔlf). 1858–1913, German engineer, who invented the diesel engine (1892)
die•sel(ˈdi zəl, -səl)
1. designating a machine or vehicle powered by a diesel engine: diesel locomotive.
2. of or pertaining to a diesel engine: diesel fuel.n.
4. a vehicle powered by a diesel engine.
[after Rudolf Diesel (1858–1913), German automotive engineer, the engine's inventor]
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|Noun||1.||Diesel - German engineer (born in France) who invented the diesel engine (1858-1913)|
|2.||diesel - an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil|
diesel locomotive - a locomotive driven by a diesel engine