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Glossary of Automotive Terms
beginning with letter D
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dash Tweet Definition of dash Like Definition of dash on Facebook
noun
  1. (typography) The symbol " (en-dash) or " (em-dash)
sometimes dash is also used colloquially to refer to the symbol - (hyphen)
  1. A short run.
  2. A small quantity of a liquid substance; less than 1/8 of a teaspoon.
Add a of vinegar
  1. A dashboard.
  2. One of the two symbols of Morse code.
verb (dash, es)
  1. (intransitive) To run quickly or for a short distance.
He dashed across the field.
  1. (context, intransitive, informal) To leave or depart.
I have to now. See you soon.
  1. (transitive) To destroy by striking (against).
He dashed the bottle against the bar and turned about to fight.
  1. (transitive) To throw violently.
The man was dashed from the vehicle during the accident.
  1. (transitive) To sprinkle; to splatter.
  2. (transitive) To ruin; to destroy.
Her hopes were dashed when she saw the damage.
  1. (transitive) To dishearten; to sadden.
Her thoughts were dashed to melancholy.
  1. (transitive) To complete hastily, usually with down or off.
He dashed down his eggs, she dashed off her homework
dashboard Tweet Definition of dashboard Like Definition of dashboard on Facebook
noun
  1. A panel under the windscreen of a motor car or aircraft, containing indicator dials, compartments, and sometimes controls; originally a protection against the weather
  2. (computing) a graphical user interface in the form of a dashboard
dieseling Tweet Definition of dieseling Like Definition of dieseling on Facebook
adjective
  1. (automotive) : continuing to run (as a motor, gas or diesel) after the ignition is turned off
The only reason your VW bug has a solenoid is to prevent it from .
dim Tweet Definition of dim Like Definition of dim on Facebook
verb (dims, dimming, dimmed)
  1. (transitive) To make something less bright.
  2. (intransitive) To become darker.
adjective (dimmer, dimmest)
  1. not bright or colorful
  2. not smart or intelligent
  3. indistinct, hazy or unclear
  4. disapproving, unfavorable, rarely used outside the phrase "take a dim view of".
dragster Tweet Definition of dragster Like Definition of dragster on Facebook
noun
  1. A heavily modified or custom-built vehicle used in drag racing.
  2. One who engages in drag racing.
drive Tweet Definition of drive Like Definition of drive on Facebook
noun
  1. A trip made in a motor vehicle
It was a long .
  1. A driveway
The mansion had a long, tree-lined .
  1. A motor that does not take fuel, but instead depends on a mechanism that stores potential energy for subsequent use:
Some old model trains have clockwork drives.
  1. (computers) A mass-storage device; as, a disk drive, a DVD drive, a flash drive''
  2. Self-motivation; ability coupled with ambition:
''Crassus had wealth and wit, but Pompey had and Caesar as much again.
  1. (military) A sustained advance in the face of the enemy to take a strategic objective:
Napoleon's on Moscow was as determined as it was disastrous.
  1. (golf) A stroke made with a driver
  2. (baseball) A ball struck in a flat trajectory (also called line drive)
  3. A type of public roadway.
Beverly Hills" most famous street is Rodeo .
  1. (psychology) desire, Desire or interest.
  2. (cricket) A type of shot played by swinging the bat in a vertical arc, through the line of the ball, and hitting it along the ground, normally between cover and midwicket.
verb (drives, driving, drove, driven)
  1. (defn, English)

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