turboshaft

[ tur-boh-shaft, -shahft ]
/ ˈtɜr boʊˌʃæft, -ˌʃɑft /

noun Aeronautics.

a gas turbine used to deliver shaft power, as to a helicopter rotor.

Nearby words

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

Origin of turboshaft

First recorded in 1955–60; turbo- + shaft

Also called turboshaft engine.

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