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gas engine

an internal-combustion engine driven by a mixture of air and gas.
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Examples from the web for gas engine
  • The sound of a rolling tires can take the place of an approaching gas engine sound.
  • With a full charge, you'll go a good mile or so before the gas engine quietly kicks in to help.
  • You've experimented, but so far, your attempts to replace the gas engine have failed.
  • The engineering trick has been to eliminate the shudders that accompany the gas engine's awakening.
  • Then its gas engine kicks in to recharge the battery.
  • The power threshold gauge shows how close a hybrid vehicle is to switching from electric-only mode to the gas engine.
  • When you pull up to a stop light in this car, the gas engine shuts off.
  • The range-extending gas engine is meant to address one of the main drawbacks of electric cars-their limited range on a charge.
  • These batteries could be partly charged by an onboard gas engine, but also by electricity from a wall socket.
  • For longer trips or to help with acceleration, a gas engine kicks in.
British Dictionary definitions for gas engine

gas engine

a type of internal-combustion engine using a flammable gas, such as coal gas or natural gas, as fuel
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