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universal motor

noun
1.
a series-wound motor, of one-half horsepower or less, using alternating or direct current.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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universal motor

noun
1.
an electric motor capable of working on either direct current or single-phase alternating current at approximately the same speed and output
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