Meaning of TURBINE in English
( n. )
A water wheel, commonly horizontal, variously constructed, but usually having a series of curved floats or buckets, against which the water acts by its impulse or reaction in flowing either outward from a central chamber, inward from an external casing, or from above downward, etc.; -- also called turbine wheel.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012