coal oil

coal oil
noun Date: 1851 1. petroleum or a refined oil prepared from it 2. kerosene

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  • Coal oil — Coal Coal (k[=o]l), n. [AS. col; akin to D. kool, OHG. chol, cholo, G. kohle, Icel. kol, pl., Sw. kol, Dan. kul; cf. Skr. jval to burn. Cf. {Kiln}, {Collier}.] 1. A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coal oil — ☆ coal oil n. 1. kerosene or any other oil obtained by fractional distillation of petroleum 2. crude petroleum 3. unrefined oil, obtained by destructive distillation of coal: used as a lamp fuel …   English World dictionary

  • coal oil — coal′ oil n. 1) ene brit. petroleum obtained by the destructive distillation of bituminous coal 2) ene brit. kerosene • Etymology: 1855–60, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Coal oil — Cannel coal, used to produce coal oil, from the Pennsylvanian of NE Ohio Coal oil is a term once used for a specific shale oil used for illuminating purposes.[citation needed] …   Wikipedia

  • coal oil — noun a flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters • Syn: ↑kerosene, ↑kerosine, ↑lamp oil • Hypernyms: ↑fuel, ↑hydrocarbon • Hyponyms: ↑paraffin, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • coal oil — žibalas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Naftos distiliacijos frakcija, verdanti 150–300 °C temperatūroje, tarp benzino ir gazolio. atitikmenys: angl. burning oil; coal oil; domestic kerosine; kerosene; kerosine; lamp oil; paraffin, GB rus.… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • coal oil — Kerosene Ker o*sene , n. [Gr. ? wax.] An oil used for illuminating purposes, formerly obtained from the distillation of mineral wax, bituminous shale, etc., and hence called also {coal oil}. It is now produced in immense quantities, chiefly by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coal oil —   Oil that can be obtained by distilling bituminous coal.   California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms …   Energy terms

  • coal oil — Older U.S. Use and Canadian. 1. petroleum obtained by the destructive distillation of bituminous coal. 2. kerosene. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • coal oil — n. petroleum produced by the dry distillation of bituminous coal; kerosene …   English contemporary dictionary

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