- a turbine driven by the momentum or reactive force of water.
Origin of water turbine
First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for water turbine
The water-turbine is equally useful in relation to water-power.
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.