diesel-electric

[dee-zuhl-i-lek-trik, -suhl-]
adjective
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:
1920–25

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

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