diesel engine

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Named after Rudolf Diesel.

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diesel engine (plural diesel engines)

  1. (automotive) an internal combustion engine which operates using diesel fuel
  2. (mechanical engineering) a piston engine that operates using the Diesel cycle, with fuel being sprayed into the hot, high-pressure air in the combustion chamber at the end of the compression stroke
  3. (rail transport) a diesel locomotive

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