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gas engine

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  1. an internal-combustion engine driven by a mixture of air and gas.

Origin of gas engine

First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for gas engine

Historical Examples

  • Fig. 79 shows the Selden "explosion buggy" propelled by a gas-engine.

    The Story of Great Inventions

    Elmer Ellsworth Burns

  • Lubrication is a subject that should be studied by every gas-engine user.

  • But it has been found that even when it is too poor to keep alight it will explode in the combustion chamber of a gas-engine.

  • Dugald Clerk, in England, a high authority in practical work with the gas-engine, found that 10 per cent.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag

  • The only oil which is used to any extent in gas-engine lubrication that is not of mineral derivation is castor oil.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag

British Dictionary definitions for gas engine

gas engine

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