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Noun: diesel  dee-zul
  1. An internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil
    "a diesel engine is an oil burner";
    - diesel engine, diesel motor
Noun: Diesel  dee-zul
  1. German engineer (born in France) who invented the diesel engine (1858-1913)
    - Rudolf Diesel, Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel

Derived forms: diesels

Type of: applied scientist, engineer, ICE, internal-combustion engine, technologist

Part of: diesel locomotive

Encyclopedia: Diesel, Vin