Meaning of TURBINE in English


/ ˈtɜːbaɪn; NAmE ˈtɜːrb-/ noun

a machine or an engine that receives its power from a wheel that is turned by the pressure of water, air or gas

—see also wind turbine



mid 19th cent.: from French , from Latin turbo , turbin- spinning top, whirl.

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