petrol engine

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

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How to use petrol engine in a sentence

  • 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
  • At length the petrol engine stopped; I doubt if we did, though steak and onions now arrived.

  • On water, rail, and road the petrol engine has entered into rivalry with steam—very successfully too.

    The Romance of Modern Mechanism | Archibald Williams
  • The petrol-engine, as now used, emits the products of combustion at a high pressure.

    How it Works | Archibald Williams
  • Instead of the electric engine used by the Tissandiers, he employed the small petrol engine out of a motor tricycle.