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diesel-electric

[dee-zuh l-i-lek-trik, -suh l-] /ˈdi zəl ɪˈlɛk trɪk, -səl-/
adjective
1.
having an electric motor powered directly by an electric generator or by batteries charged by the generator, with the generator being driven by a diesel engine:
a diesel-electric locomotive.
Also, Diesel-electric.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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British Dictionary definitions for diesel electric

diesel-electric

noun
1.
a locomotive fitted with a diesel engine driving an electric generator that feeds electric traction motors
adjective
2.
of or relating to such a locomotive or system
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