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[av-gas] /ˈævˌgæs/
noun, Aviation.
gasoline for use in piston-engined aircraft.
Origin of avgas
1940-45; av(iation) + gas(oline) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Apart from one jet, all the planes on the apron had two things in common: a piston engine, and a dire need for avgas.
  • The use of a diesel was based on the scarcity of avgas.
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aviation gasoline
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