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diesel-electric

n
(Railways) a locomotive fitted with a diesel engine driving an electric generator that feeds electric traction motors
adj
(Railways) of or relating to such a locomotive or system

die′sel-elec′tric



adj.
having an electric motor powered directly by a diesel-driven generator or by the batteries it charges.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diesel-electric - a locomotive driven by the electric current generated by a diesel engine
diesel locomotive - a locomotive driven by a diesel engine
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diesel-electric

[ˈdiːzəlɪˈlektrɪk] ADJdieseleléctrico