diesel-electric

(redirected from Diesel-electric engine)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

diesel-electric

a locomotive fitted with a diesel engine driving an electric generator that feeds electric traction motors
References in periodicals archive ?
Further research now being pursued with Finnish engine-maker Wartsila NSD may soon yield a diesel-electric engine that also eliminates unseen gases, such as carbon dioxide, which along with particulate matter are byproducts of a cruise ship's internal combustion.
It will also offer a better combination of performance and economy, thanks to the unusual diesel-electric engine combination.
Costly modifications are proposed to the diesel-electric engines which power the Quaylink buses between Newcastle and Gateshead.