verb (used with object), pet·rolled, pet·rol·ling.
Origin of petrol
Definition for petrol (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for petrol
“Petrol will disappear but the national park will last forever,” he said.Can Gorillas Save the Democratic Republic of the Congo?|Nina Strochlic|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gray smoke from its engine mingled with petrol fumes and a metallic smell of burning.Tina Brown: No, Conspiracy Theorists, Princess Diana Was Not Murdered|Tina Brown|August 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Petrol bombs and pipe bombs are a dangerous precursor to shots being fired,” he said.Belfast in Chaos After Days of Protestant Rioting, Police Injuries|Nico Hines|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It included waves of demonstrations and some attacks on Israelis—mainly with stones and petrol bombs.Palestine’s Gandhi: Civil Disobedience the Best Hope for Peace|Dan Ephron|December 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Gas stations have run out of petrol and are not being refilled.
This was soon forthcoming in the invention of the petrol motor.The Mastery of the Air|William J. Claxton
The steamers broke down soon after the start, so that the petrol cars “walked over” and won a most decisive victory.
The number of petrol motor-driven model aeroplanes that have actually flown is very small.The Theory and Practice of Model Aeroplaning|V. E. Johnson
They had us cold, with us on our last rounds and nearly out of petrol.Air Men o' War|Boyd Cable
Large numbers of petrol cars are imported annually from France, Germany, and Belgium.
British Dictionary definitions for petrol (1 of 2)
Word Origin for petrol
British Dictionary definitions for petrol (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for petrol
"gasoline," 1895, from French pétrol (1892); earlier used (1580s) in reference to the unrefined substance, from Middle French petrole "petroleum," from Old French (13c.), from Medieval Latin petroleum (see petroleum).