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derv

(dɜːv)
n
(Automotive Engineering) a Brit name for diesel oil
[C20: from d(iesel) e(ngine) r(oad) v(ehicle)]
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Noun1.derv - diesel oil used in cars and lorries with diesel engines; from d(iesel) e(ngine) r(oad) v(ehicle)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
diesel fuel, diesel oil - a heavy mineral oil used as fuel in diesel engines
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Translations

derv

[dɜːv] N (Brit) → gasoil m
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derv

[ˈdɜːrv] n (British)gasoil m
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derv

n (Brit) → Diesel(kraftstoff) m, → Dieselöl nt
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derv

[dɜːv] n (Brit) → gasolio
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What does the acronym for the fuel known as DERV stand for?
And the diesel is so good it begs the question - why go for the petrol engine when the derv version is extremely quiet, powerful and economical?
"The price of derv to us just over a year ago was 62.5p per litre, plus VAT.
It needs servicing only every 10,000 miles, it has been given a Group 9 insurance rating and, as long as you don't floor the accelerator everywhere you go, it should return almost 40 miles for every gallon of Derv.
"Diesel registrations have risen consecutively for almost four years with a third of all new cars sold in June derv powered.
Last night, Alastair Brogan said: "We collect our products from Grangemouth - DERV, kerosene, petrol and gas oil.
In fact the other power option, a 2.9 litre turbo-diesel, is one of the largest and most powerful derv burners offered in an MPV.
This poses a problem for Ireland, which wants an exemption for fuel used namely by its aluminium industry in the Shannon region to run forever, or at least to be subject to unanimous disapproval by the Council - hence including Ireland itself - to be stopped.The draft compromise also foresees that all exemptions but the three dealing with motor diesel (derv) be extended a further six years.
Council depots possess a stock of DERV and Gasoil for council vehicles, said to be costeffective and ensuring a supply should there be any fuel shortages.
16 Ants; 15 Aura; 14 Z, 7= H, 6= Y, 5= O, 4= J, 3= S, 2= W, 1= Area; 13 Haka; 12 Itch; 11 Deli; 10 Codeword: Need; 9 Barn; 8 Stab; 7 Nous; 6 Noon; 5 Akin; 4 Visa; 3 Derv; 2 Gold; 1 Patrick.
The EU told UK motorists to switch to derv, but the evidence it provided was flawed.