- a combining form representing turbine in compound words: turbojet.
Origin of turbo-
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- of, relating to, or driven by a turbineturbofan
Word Origin and History for turbo-
word-forming element, abstracted c.1900 from turbine; influenced by Latin turbo "spinning top."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper