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fuel oil

noun
1.
an oil used for fuel, especially one used as a substitute for coal, as crude petroleum.
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  • No fuel oil ignited and, apparently, no ammunition exploded.

  • Using Russian fuel oil, which can be obtained in bulk in London at 3d.

  • fuel oil, gasoline, lubricating oil—for these three essentials are there no practical substitutes or other adequate sources?

  • fuel oil can be largely supplanted by coal, but for the internal-combustion engine there is no quantitative substitute.

  • Plexiskins of fluid which might be anything from wine to fuel oil in less than bulk-cargo quantities.

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
  • fuel oil for the engines, and even lubricating oil, could be sent from the tender to the submarine in a very simple manner.

  • Another feature is harmonizing the fuel oil and the lubricating oil so that one will not counteract the effects of the other.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
  • In 1916, many plants shifted from coal to fuel oil, because of the inability of the railroads to deliver coal.

    The Coming of Coal Robert W. Bruere
  • Already the supply of crude petroleum is hard pressed by the demand for fuel oil.

    The Coming of Coal Robert W. Bruere
British Dictionary definitions for fuel oil

fuel oil

noun
1.
a liquid petroleum product having a flash point above 37.8°C: used as a substitute for coal in industrial furnaces, domestic heaters, ships, and locomotives
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