a series-wound motor, of one-half horsepower or less, using alternating or direct current.
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Origin of universal motor
First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for universal motor
an electric motor capable of working on either direct current or single-phase alternating current at approximately the same speed and output
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