An internal-combustion engine that uses the heat of highly compressed air to ignite a spray of fuel introduced after the start of the compression stroke.
Origin of diesel engineAfter Rudolf Diesel.
one cycle of a four-stroke
A. intake stroke
B. compression stroke
C. power stroke
D. exhaust stroke
Variant of diesel
- a type of internal-combustion engine that burns fuel oil: the ignition is brought about by heat resulting from air compression, instead of by an electric spark as in a gasoline engine
- a locomotive, truck, etc. powered by such an engine
Origin of dieselafter R. Diesel (1858-1913), German inventor
to continue to run after the ignition is turned off: said of an internal-combustion engine