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Meaning of diesel-electric

die•sel-e•lec•tric

Pronunciation: (dē'zul-i-lek'trik, -sul-), [key]
— adj.
  1. having an electric motor powered directly by an electric generator or by batteries charged by the generator, with the generator being driven by a diesel engine: a diesel-electric locomotive.
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