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Newcomen

[ noo-kuhm-uhn, nyoo- ]
/ nuˈkʌm ən, nyu- /
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noun

Thomas, 1663–1729, English inventor.

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British Dictionary definitions for Newcomen

Newcomen
/ (ˈnjuːˌkʌmən) /

noun

Thomas. 1663–1729, English engineer who invented a steam engine, which James Watt later modified and developed
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Scientific definitions for Newcomen

Newcomen
[ nōōkə-mən ]
Thomas 1663-1729

English inventor who developed an early steam engine (1711) that was was widely used to pump water in coal mines.
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