gas-turbine

gas turbine

noun
a turbine utilizing the gaseous products of combustion.

Origin:
1900–05

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gas turbine
 
n
an internal-combustion engine in which the expanding gases emerging from one or more combustion chambers drive a turbine. A rotary compressor driven by the turbine compresses the air used for combustion, power being taken either as torque from the turbine or thrust from the expanding gases

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gas turbine  
An internal-combustion engine consisting of an air compressor, combustion chamber, and turbine wheel that is turned by the expanding products of combustion. The four major types of gas turbine engines are the turboprop, turbojet, turbofan, and turboshaft. See more at turbojet.
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