reaction turbine

Origin of reaction turbine

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for reaction turbine

reaction turbine

noun
  1. a turbine in which the working fluid is accelerated by expansion in both the static nozzles and the rotor blades. Torque is produced by the momentum changes in the rotor and by reaction from fluid accelerating out of the rotorCompare impulse turbine
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