Dual-purpose is a noun and an adjective referring to things serving two purposes. It can specifically refer to:
- dual-purpose gun, naval artillery mounting designed to engage both surface and air targets
- dual-purpose improved conventional munition
- dual-purpose motorcycle, designed for both on and off-road use
- dual-purpose pump ladder, standard type of firefighting vehicle used by the London Fire Brigade
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dual-purpose — [do͞o΄əl pʉr′pəs, dyo͞o΄əl pʉr′pəs] adj. having, or meant to have, two uses … English World dictionary
dual-purpose — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : intended for or serving two purposes 2. : bred for two purposes (as to provide milk and meat or eggs and meat) * * * ˌdual ˈpurpose [dual purpose] adjective that can be used for two different purposes … Useful english dictionary
dual-purpose — adjective Date: 1904 having breed characteristics that serve two purposes < dual purpose cattle that supply milk and meat > … New Collegiate Dictionary
dual-purpose — UK / US adjective able to be used for two different purposes a dual purpose exercise which develops strength and flexibility … English dictionary
dual purpose — double purpose, purpose which serves two different uses … English contemporary dictionary
dual-purpose — adjective Having two purposes; able to be used for two separate things. See Also: multi purpose … Wiktionary
dual-purpose — /dooh euhl perr peuhs, dyooh /, adj. 1. serving two functions. 2. (of cattle) bred for two purposes, as to provide beef and milk. [1910 15] * * * … Universalium
Dual-purpose — Двойного назначения … Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии
dual-purpose — du′al pur′pose adj. 1) serving two functions 2) ahb. bred for two purposes, as to provide meat and milk or meat and eggs • Etymology: 1910–15 … From formal English to slang
dual-purpose — /djuəl ˈpɜpəs/ (say dyoohuhl perpuhs) adjective 1. serving two functions. 2. (of sheep) bred and selected for the economic production of both wool and mutton. 3. (of cattle) bred for the production of beef and milk … Australian English dictionary