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water turbine

noun

  1. a turbine driven by the momentum or reactive force of water.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of water turbine1

First recorded in 1875–80

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Example Sentences

The best water-turbine is only an improved form of water-wheel.

The water-turbine is equally useful in relation to water-power.

Fig. 119 represents a horizontal water turbine connected to a dynamo.

The common lawn-sprinkler, that whirls as the water rushes through it, is a water-turbine that works in the same way.

"Barker's Mill" is the name applied to a water-turbine that works like the lawn-sprinkler.

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