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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about universal motor

Statistics for universal motor

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for universal motor

The first known use of universal motor was in 1925

See more words from the same year

Comments on universal motor

What made you want to look up universal motor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a period when something is suspended

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!