gas engine

noun
an internal-combustion engine driven by a mixture of air and gas.

Origin:
1870–75

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

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Example sentences
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.
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