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gas engine

an internal-combustion engine driven by a mixture of air and gas.
Origin of gas engine
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It really is a gas engine; like the engine of an automobile, a motorboat, or an airplane.

    Natural Wonders Edwin Tenney Brewster
  • Anything that does that is an automobile, and runs with a gas engine.

    Natural Wonders Edwin Tenney Brewster
  • It is Mr. Nixon's plan to instal a gas engine in one of the compartments.

  • They carried it to the boat, started the gas engine, and connected the tanks.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • We got the Norton elevator motor and hooked it up with the gas engine.

    The Year When Stardust Fell Raymond F. Jones
  • The exhaust of a gas engine began to sputter through the boat's side.

    Big Timber Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Automobiles have been largely responsible for the gas engine.

    General Science Bertha M. Clark
  • Wells were being bored by gas engine power and pipes laid, as spider webs, to bring untainted water to man and beast.

  • Usually, however, a speech without an argument is like a gas engine without gas; it has no “go.”

  • The steam engine, the dynamo, and the gas engine are substantially responsible for the entire development in question.

British Dictionary definitions for gas engine

gas engine

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