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Benz

[bents; English benz] /bɛnts; English bɛnz/
noun
1.
Karl, 1844–1929, German automotive engineer and manufacturer.

benz-

1.
variant of benzo- before a vowel:
benzaldehyde.
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  • His motor is a development of the Benz, with ignition improvement.

    Automobile Biographies

    Lyman Horace Weeks
  • In 1883 he organized his business as Benz & Co., and produced his first vehicle in 1884.

    Automobile Biographies

    Lyman Horace Weeks
  • The Mercedes filled all requirements together with the Benz and the Maybach.

    A History of Aeronautics E. Charles Vivian
  • Driving a Benz automobile of two hundred horse-power, he compassed the mile in 27.33 seconds.

  • You remember my earliest automobile experiences were with a Benz, as so many people's have been, and I knew where to go.

    The Lightning Conductor C. N. Williamson
  • In fact he had such close relations with Benz as to guide the further development of both.

    Automobile Biographies

    Lyman Horace Weeks
  • In the Kaiser prize contest for aviation motors a four-cylinder Benz motor of 130 by 180 mm.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The Benz motor also uses an offset cam-shaft which improves the valve operation and changes the valve lift diagram.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The purchase of the car at the Benz factory in Mannheim, Germany, plunged us at once into a maze of police regulations.

    Europe from a Motor Car Russell Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for Benz

Benz

/bɛnz; German bɛnts/
noun
1.
Karl (Friedrich) (karl). 1844–1929, German engineer; designed and built the first car to be driven by an internal-combustion engine (1885)
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Slang definitions & phrases for Benz

benz

noun

  1. Benzedrine (Drugs)
  2. A Mercedes-Benz automobile
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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