octane octane  /ˈɑk teɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any isomeric saturated hydrocarbon found in petroleum and used as a fuel and solvent

Usage(s):

  1. Mail planes roared along on 60 octane pap.
  2. One hundred octane gas may well win the war in the air, for Hitler cannot produce in quantity anything better than 90 octane.
  3. As far as settling the high-octane-rubber dispute went, the Truman Committee had labored in vain.

News

  1. 2 Ways to Solve the Income Shortage Puzzle

    We examine two high octane strategies for generating additional income but with lower risk.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ETFguide via Yahoo! Finance

  2. June 10, 2013

    Octane Fest rolled into Fallon for its annual three-day visit of horsepower, color and speed. A c... Octane Fest rolled into Fallon for its annual three-day visit of horsepower, color and speed. A c...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Daily Sparks Tribune

  3. Speed, color and burning rubber at Octane Fest

    FALLON — Octane Fest rolled into Fallon for its annual three-day visit of horsepower, color and speed. A car show, Outlaw Kart racing, Monster Trucks, Freestyle Motocross and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series were all part of the show.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Daily Sparks Tribune

Quotes

  1. "It was a lot of fun," said Stoudemire. "It's beginning to be a lot of fun out there......when we play a high-octane offense. We got ourselves going, everybody got themselves good spacing and shooting rhythm and we played well."
    on Feb 17, 2009 By: Amare Stoudemire Source: Sports Network

  2. A1 Team RSA Seat Holder Tokyo Sexwale said: "A new season of A1GP approaches and with it, new and exciting developments. The series is characterised by fast cars, high octane action and beautiful people - all of which also characterise the province...
    on Jul 23, 2008 By: Tokyo Sexwale Source: Sky News

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