Pelton wheel

Pelton wheel

[pel-tn]
noun
a high-pressure impulse water turbine in which one or more free jets of water are directed against the buckets of the rotor.

Origin:
1880–85; named after L. A. Pelton (died 1908), U.S. engineer, its inventor

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Pelton wheel (ˈpɛltən)
 
n
a type of impulse turbine in which specially shaped buckets mounted on the perimeter of a wheel are struck by a fast-flowing water jet
 
[C19: named after L. A. Pelton (1829--1908), US engineer who invented it]

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