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Diesel

[dee-zuhl, -suhl]
noun
Rudolf [roo-dolf, -dawlf; German roo-dawlf] , 1858–1913, German automotive engineer.
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diesel (ˈdiːzəl)
 
n
1.  See diesel engine
2.  a ship, locomotive, lorry, etc, driven by a diesel engine
3.  informal short for diesel oil
4.  slang (South African) any cola drink: spook and diesel
5.  sucking diesel See suck

Diesel (ˈdiːzəl)
 
n
Rudolf (ˈruːdɔlf). 1858--1913, German engineer, who invented the diesel engine (1892)

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diesel
1894, named for Rudolf Diesel (1858-1913), Ger. mechanical engineer who designed this type of engine.
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diesel definition

[ˈdizlæ]
  1. mod.
    really good. : I am set for a diesel evening and I intend to enjoy it.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences for diesel
During the early days of diesel locomotive use, they were also painted black.
Diesel submarines must periodically resurface or snorkel to recharge their
  batteries.
They recharged the batteries using the diesel engines without ever surfacing.
This was one of the earliest examples of the use of diesel power generation in
  australia.
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