turbopump

[ tur-boh-puhmp ]
/ ˈtɜr boʊˌpʌmp /

noun

a turbine-driven pump, as one used to feed propellant to a rocket engine.

Nearby words

  1. turbofan,
  2. turbogenerator,
  3. turbojet,
  4. turbojet engine,
  5. turboprop,
  6. turboshaft,
  7. turbosupercharger,
  8. turbot,
  9. turbotrain,
  10. turbulence

Origin of turbopump

First recorded in 1900–05; turbo- + pump1

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