Diesel engine

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Alternative term: Compression-ignition engine

An internal combustion engine in which air admitted into the cylinder is sufficiently high in temperature after compression to ignite the fuel subsequently injected into the combustion chamber.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM