Meaning of TURBINE in English



Pronunciation: ' t ə r-b ə n, - ˌ b ī n

Function: noun

Etymology: French, from Latin turbin-, turbo top, whirlwind, whirl, from turba confusion ― more at TURBID

Date: 1842

: a rotary engine actuated by the reaction or impulse or both of a current of fluid (as water, steam, or air) subject to pressure and usually made with a series of curved vanes on a central rotating spindle

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