- a turbine driven by steam pressure.
Origin of steam turbine
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for steam turbine
By a combination of a Parsons steam-turbine running at 12,000 revs.
The steam-turbine is the most clearly visible of the revolutionary agencies in motors using the artificial sources of power.Twentieth Century Inventions
One of the great inventions relating to steam-power is the steam-turbine.The Story of Great Inventions
Elmer Ellsworth Burns
After nearly a century of experimenting and after many failures there was at last developed an engine known as the steam-turbine.Stories of Useful Inventions
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The opposite extreme is found in alternators directly coupled to the Parsons steam-turbine, in which, with a speed of 3000 revs.
- a turbine driven by steam
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