- turbidity current,
- turbinate bone,
- turbine blade,
- turbine ventilator,
Origin of turbine
Examples from the Web for turbine
Unfortunately for Crist, it will likely take a turbine engine to generate enough wind in his flagging sails to overtake Rubio.
Ninety four percent of all daily commerce takes place because diesel and turbine engines deliver the goods.
The turbine, on the other hand, has its only working part enclosed.The Romance of War Inventions|Thomas W. Corbin
The example chosen for illustration has suction pipes, which permit the turbine to be placed above the tail-water level.
The mill is four stories high and is furnished with a turbine wheel.Fifty Years In The Northwest|William Henry Carman Folsom
The screen on the governor valve in the turbine may be clogged.The Traveling Engineers' Association|Anonymous
Visi que sunt dracones ignei et maligni spiritus in turbine volitare.A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483|Anonymous
Word Origin for turbine
1838, from French turbine, from Latin turbinem (nominative turbo) "spinning top, eddy, whirlwind," related to turba "turmoil, crowd" (see turbid). Originally applied to a wheel spinning on a vertical axis, driven by falling water. Turbo in reference to gas turbine engines is attested from 1904. Turbocharger is from 1934. Aeronautic turboprop is attested from 1945, with second element short for propeller.