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avgas

[av-gas] /ˈævˌgæs/
noun, Aviation.
1.
gasoline for use in piston-engined aircraft.
Origin of avgas
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; av(iation) + gas(oline)
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  • Loaded an ore boat with avgas and ammo and ran it up the Seaway.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • Food was brought to them from time to time, but it tasted like avgas.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth

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