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dual-purpose

[doo-uh l-pur-puh s, dyoo-]
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adjective
  1. serving two functions.
  2. (of cattle) bred for two purposes, as to provide beef and milk.
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Origin of dual-purpose

First recorded in 1910–15
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Historical Examples

  • Hence, like the Lincolnshire Red Shorthorn, they may claim to be a dual-purpose breed.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5

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British Dictionary definitions for dual-purpose

dual-purpose

adjective
  1. having or serving two functions
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