Definition of avgas in English:

avgas

noun

  • Aircraft fuel.

    • ‘They became the last US Navy Fleet aircraft to utilize avgas and to require bridles for carrier launches.’
    • ‘In the two years to June, the price of avgas, the fuel used by small piston aircraft, increased by 80%.’
    • ‘Other sectors to have suffered include regional tourism with avgas (aviation gas) and avtur fuels costing more than US $100 a barrel.’
    • ‘You could be selecting fuel lines that have just enough avgas left to get a couple hundred feet off the ground before the engine quits.’
    • ‘Typical of the Pacific, not everyone had gotten the message about the lack of avgas, since no NOTAM had been issued.’

Origin

1940s: from av(iation) + gas.

Pronunciation:

avgas

/ˈavɡas/