Diesel engine
Diesel Diesel, Diesel engine Die"sel en`gine or Diesel motor Die"sel mo`tor (d[=e]"zel). [After Dr. Rudolf Diesel, of Munich, the inventor.] A type of internal-combustion engine in which the air drawn in by the suction stroke is so highly compressed that the heat generated ignites the fuel (usually a heavy oil), the fuel being automatically sprayed into the cylinder under pressure. The Diesel engine has a very high thermal efficiency. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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