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fuel oil

an oil used for fuel, especially one used as a substitute for coal, as crude petroleum. Unabridged
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  • I had directed him to place a depot of food and fuel-oil at lat.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • A fuel-oil truck disappeared from the street outside of Dabney Brothers' and was found abandoned in the morning.

British Dictionary definitions for fuel-oil

fuel oil

a liquid petroleum product having a flash point above 37.8°C: used as a substitute for coal in industrial furnaces, domestic heaters, ships, and locomotives
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