Definition of gas-electric in English:

gas-electric

(also gas/electric)

adjective

North American
  • Using both petrol and electricity, either by means of an internal-combustion engine driving an electricity generator, or with an internal-combustion engine and an electric motor as independent sources of motive power.

noun

North American
  • A gas-electric railway or road vehicle.

Origin

Early 20th century. From gas + electric.

Pronunciation

gas-electric

/ɡasɪˈlɛktrɪk/