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steam turbine

  1. a turbine driven by steam pressure.
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Origin of steam turbine

First recorded in 1890–95
Related formssteam-tur·bine, adjective
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Examples from the Web for steam turbine

Historical Examples

  • By a combination of a Parsons steam-turbine running at 12,000 revs.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9


  • The steam-turbine is the most clearly visible of the revolutionary agencies in motors using the artificial sources of power.

  • 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

    Samuel Eagle Foreman

  • The opposite extreme is found in alternators directly coupled to the Parsons steam-turbine, in which, with a speed of 3000 revs.

British Dictionary definitions for steam turbine

steam turbine

  1. a turbine driven by steam
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