• synonyms

petrol engine

  1. an internal-combustion engine that uses petrol as fuel
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Historical Examples

  • Bickerton found many odd jobs to occupy his time in connexion with the petrol-engine and the wireless installations.

    The Home of the Blizzard

    Douglas Mawson

  • The petrol-engine, as now used, emits the products of combustion at a high pressure.

    How it Works

    Archibald Williams