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water turbine

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

First recorded in 1875–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

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

    The Story of Great Inventions

    Elmer Ellsworth Burns

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

    The Story of Great Inventions

    Elmer Ellsworth Burns

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

    The Story of Great Inventions

    Elmer Ellsworth Burns