a turbine moved by free jets of fluid striking the blades of the rotor together with the axial flow of fluid through the rotor.
- Compare reaction turbine.
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How to use impulse turbine in a sentence
The reaction turbine is generally more suitable than the impulse turbine.
British Dictionary definitions for impulse turbine
a turbine in which the expansion of the fluid, often steam, is completed in a static nozzle, the torque being produced by the change in momentum of the fluid impinging on curved rotor blades: Compare reaction turbine
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