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avgas

[ av-gas ]
/ ˈævˌgæs /
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noun Aviation.
gasoline for use in piston-engined aircraft.
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Origin of avgas

First recorded in 1940–45; av(iation) + gas(oline)
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How to use avgas in a sentence

  • Loaded an ore boat with avgas and ammo and ran it up the Seaway.

    The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
  • Food was brought to them from time to time, but it tasted like avgas.

    The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
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