[ trev-uh-thik ]
/ ˈtrɛv ə θɪk /
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Richard, 1771–1833, English engineer.
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How to use Trevithick in a sentence
Mrs. Trevithick, about the time we are speaking of, accompanied her husband through one of the Staffordshire china manufactories.
This idea has, since the date of Trevithick's letter, led to several smoke-burning patents.
Trevithick was equally ready with the application of steam-power either for pumping of water or for boring and removing rock.
Trevithick's high-pressure steam boring engine enabled him to penetrate the rock five times as fast as the quarryman's power.
To prevent the old disputes in collecting his corn tithes, he had at work one of Captain Trevithick's steam thrashing machines.
British Dictionary definitions for Trevithick
/ (trəˈvɪθɪk) /
Richard . 1771–1833, British engineer, who built the first steam-driven passenger carriage (1801) and the first locomotive to run on smooth wheels on smooth rails (1804)
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