[doo-uh l-pur-puh s, dyoo-]
- serving two functions.
- (of cattle) bred for two purposes, as to provide beef and milk.
Origin of dual-purpose
First recorded in 1910–15
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Hence, like the Lincolnshire Red Shorthorn, they may claim to be a dual-purpose breed.
- having or serving two functions
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