Semi-diesel

Semi-Diesel

Sem`i-Die"sel\, a. Designating an internal-combustion engine of a type resembling the Diesel engine in using as fuel heavy oil which is injected in a spray just before the end of the compression stroke and is fired without electrical ignition. The fuel is sprayed into an iron box (called a hot bulb or hot pot) opening into the combustion chamber, and heated for ignition by a blast-lamp until the engine is running, when it is, ordinarily, kept red hot by the heat of combustion.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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