diesel-electric

adjective
die·​sel-elec·​tric | \ ˈdē-zəl- i-ˈlek-trik How to pronounce diesel-electric (audio) , -səl-, -ē-ˈlek- \

Definition of diesel-electric

: of, relating to, or employing a diesel engine for driving an electric generator or for charging batteries a diesel-electric locomotive diesel-electric submarines

First Known Use of diesel-electric

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Diesel-electric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diesel-electric. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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