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[bents; English benz] /bɛnts; English bɛnz/
Karl, 1844–1929, German automotive engineer and manufacturer.


variant of benzo- before a vowel:
benzaldehyde. Unabridged
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  • The purchase of the car at the Benz factory in Mannheim, Germany, plunged us at once into a maze of police regulations.

    Europe from a Motor Car Russell Richardson
  • Driving a Benz automobile of two hundred horse-power, he compassed the mile in 27.33 seconds.

  • A double seated valve is also used, as is the case in the Benz generator (Fig. 114).

  • In the Kaiser prize contest for aviation motors a four-cylinder Benz motor of 130 by 180 mm.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The Mercedes filled all requirements together with the Benz and the Maybach.

    A History of Aeronautics E. Charles Vivian
  • In 1908 Willstatter and Benz produced pure chlorophyl and proved it to be a compound of magnesium.

    Woman and Socialism August Bebel
  • In 1883 he organized his business as Benz & Co., and produced his first vehicle in 1884.

    Automobile Biographies Lyman Horace Weeks
  • This scar on my face I got in a smash with one of the first Benz cars made.

    The Princess Passes Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  • In fact he had such close relations with Benz as to guide the further development of both.

    Automobile Biographies Lyman Horace Weeks
British Dictionary definitions for Benz


/bɛnz; German bɛnts/
Karl (Friedrich) (karl). 1844–1929, German engineer; designed and built the first car to be driven by an internal-combustion engine (1885)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for Benz



  1. Benzedrine (Drugs)
  2. A Mercedes-Benz automobile
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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