Meaning of TURBINE in English

TURBINE

[tur.bine] n [F, fr. L turbin-, turbo top, whirlwind, whirl, fr. turba confusion--more at turbid] (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 usu. made with a series of curved vanes on a central rotating spindle

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