diesel-electric locomotive


diesel-electric locomotive
noun
a locomotive driven by the electric current generated by a diesel engine
Syn: ↑diesel-electric
Hypernyms: ↑diesel locomotive

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noun also diesel-electric or diesel locomotive
Usage: sometimes capitalized D
: an electric locomotive having electric generators powered by diesel engines for the production of its own electric power

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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