Origin of diesel
- Ru·dolf [roo-dolf, -dawlf; German roo-dawlf] /ˈru dɒlf, -dɔlf; German ˈru dɔlf/, 1858–1913, German automotive engineer.
Examples from the Web for diesel
The smells of roasting maize, diesel fumes, and floral soap from the streets of Harare are still seared into my brain.How I Got Addicted to Africa (and Wrote a Thriller About It)
September 9, 2014
ISTANBUL, Turkey — The lifeblood of the death-dealing Islamic State is diesel fuel.Is NATO Ally Turkey Tacitly Fueling the ISIS War Machine?
September 8, 2014
I became numb to the barrage of smells: citrus disinfectants, burning trash, sewage, sweat, and diesel.How I’ll End the War: My First Week Back in Afghanistan
May 1, 2014
Increasing numbers of private cars in the UK now run on diesel as well.Pollution At The Palace
February 24, 2014
In between karaoke bits and feverish dance breaks, Diesel delivers a few heartfelt monologues to the camera.Vin Diesel’s 6 Greatest YouTube Masterpieces
January 29, 2014
They called to us with their allurement, but the Diesel motor knew no pity.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2
By 1972, about 80 percent of the freight and a larger proportion of passenger traffic were carried on diesel or electric trains.Area Handbook for Bulgaria
Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
I knelt on the deck and listened to the thrum of the diesel engines.Little Brother
The Diesel, installed on the Stinson-Detroiter, it was said, now has had 200 hr.
The oil filters of the Packard diesel could not be cleaned in flight.
- Rudolf (ˈruːdɔlf). 1858–1913, German engineer, who invented the diesel engine (1892)
Word Origin and History for diesel
1894, named for Rudolf Diesel (1858-1913), German mechanical engineer who designed this type of engine.