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fuel oil

noun
  1. an oil used for fuel, especially one used as a substitute for coal, as crude petroleum.
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Examples from the Web for fuel oil

Historical Examples

  • I had directed him to place a depot of food and fuel-oil at lat.

    South!

    Sir Ernest Shackleton

  • A fuel-oil truck disappeared from the street outside of Dabney Brothers' and was found abandoned in the morning.


British Dictionary definitions for fuel oil

fuel oil

noun
  1. a liquid petroleum product having a flash point above 37.8°C: used as a substitute for coal in industrial furnaces, domestic heaters, ships, and locomotives
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