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turboshaft

[ tur-boh-shaft, -shahft ]
/ ˈtɜr boʊˌʃæft, -ˌʃɑft /
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noun Aeronautics.
a gas turbine used to deliver shaft power, as to a helicopter rotor.
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Also called turboshaft engine.

Origin of turboshaft

First recorded in 1955–60; turbo- + shaft
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