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Diesel

[dee-zuh l, -suh l] /ˈdi zəl, -səl/
noun
1.
Rudolf
[roo-dolf,, -dawlf;; German roo-dawlf] /ˈru dɒlf,, -dɔlf;; German ˈru dɔlf/ (Show IPA),
1858–1913, German automotive engineer.
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British Dictionary definitions for r diesel

diesel

/ˈdiːzəl/
noun
1.
2.
a ship, locomotive, lorry, etc, driven by a diesel engine
3.
(informal) short for diesel oil
4.
(South African, slang) any cola drink: spook and diesel
5.
sucking diesel, See suck (sense 10)

Diesel

/ˈdiːzəl/
noun
1.
Rudolf (ˈruːdɔlf). 1858–1913, German engineer, who invented the diesel engine (1892)
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Word Origin and History for r diesel

diesel

adj.

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

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