universal motor


Definition of universal motor

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

Examples of universal motor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a universal motor, the power source is linked directly to the blade, providing a lot of power. Popular Science, 1 Mar. 2021

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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 3 Aug. 2021.

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