- a turbine utilizing the gaseous products of combustion.
Origin of gas turbine
First recorded in 1900–05
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The soft swoosh of the gas-turbine turned into a muffled roar.The Brain
- an internal-combustion engine in which the expanding gases emerging from one or more combustion chambers drive a turbine. A rotary compressor driven by the turbine compresses the air used for combustion, power being taken either as torque from the turbine or thrust from the expanding gases
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- An internal-combustion engine consisting of an air compressor, combustion chamber, and turbine wheel that is turned by the expanding products of combustion. The four major types of gas turbine engines are the turboprop, turbojet, turbofan, and turboshaft. See more at turbojet.
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