- 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
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.Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants
R. E. Mathot
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.
The only oil which is used to any extent in gas-engine lubrication that is not of mineral derivation is castor oil.
- a type of internal-combustion engine using a flammable gas, such as coal gas or natural gas, as fuel
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