Synonyms for turbine

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Are they after some more of dad's inventions because they didn't get his turbine motor?

And the boiler, of course, had emptied itself through the hole in the turbine.

When the meteor pierced the turbine, the water in the condenser began to boil.

This will considerably reduce the time the turbine requires to come to rest.

While the turbine is running, it should have a certain amount of careful attention.

It must be remembered that a turbine is essentially meant for high speeds.

In its earliest form this turbine was a modification of Hero's.

Owing to its construction, a turbine cannot be reversed like a cylinder engine.

Compare this with 23,000 horse-power of the "Dreadnought's" turbine engines.

Then I will take my plans and the model of the turbine motor into the house.

WORD ORIGIN

1838, from French turbine, from Latin turbinem (nominative turbo) "spinning top, eddy, whirlwind," related to turba "turmoil, crowd" (see turbid). Originally applied to a wheel spinning on a vertical axis, driven by falling water. Turbo in reference to gas turbine engines is attested from 1904. Turbocharger is from 1934. Aeronautic turboprop is attested from 1945, with second element short for propeller.

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noundevice that drives a machine
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