Diesel vs Ss - What's the difference?

diesel | ss |


As a noun diesel

is a fuel derived from petroleum (or other oils) but heavier than gasoline/petrol used to power diesel engines which burn this fuel using the heat produced when air is compressed.

As a verb diesel

is to ignite a substance by using the heat generated by compression.

diesel

English

(wikipedia diesel)

Noun

  • A fuel derived from petroleum (or other oils) but heavier than gasoline/petrol. Used to power diesel engines which burn this fuel using the heat produced when air is compressed
  • A vehicle powered by a diesel engine
  • (UK, slang) snakebite and black
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To ignite a substance by using the heat generated by compression
  • (automotive) For a spark-ignition internal combustion engine to continue running after the electrical current to the spark plugs has been turned off. This occurs when there's enough heat in the combustion chamber to ignite the air/fuel without a spark, the same way heat and pressure cause ignition in a diesel engine.
  • The only reason the VW bug has a solenoid is to prevent it from dieseling .

    Derived terms

    * biodiesel * dieselization * red diesel

    See also

    * diesel engine * diesel knock * derv

    Anagrams

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    ss

    English

    Abbreviation

    (Abbreviation) (en-abbr)
  • Saints
  • Initialism

    (Initialism) (head)
  • Schutzstaffel
  • social security
  • Subsahara, Subsaharan
  • spousal support
  • steam ship
  • Screw Steamer - screw-driven steamship
  • (US, Navy) Sub Surface - diesel powered attack submarine
  • Silent Sound(tm)
  • (military, rocketry) NATO prefix-code for surface-to-surface missile systems developed by the Soviet Union
  • (baseball) shortstop
  • See also

    * alimony * (submarine) SSN , SSG , SSGN , SSB , SSBN , SSK , APSS , LPSS * (NATO) CSS