universal motor

noun

Definition of universal motor

: an electric motor that can be used on either an alternating or a direct current supply

First Known Use of universal motor

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Universal motor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universal%20motor. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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