reaction turbine

a turbine driven by the reactive force of a fluid passing through the rotor blades.
Compare impulse turbine.

1880–85 Unabridged
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reaction turbine
Compare impulse turbine a turbine in which the working fluid is accelerated by expansion in both the static nozzles and the rotor blades. Torque is produced by the momentum changes in the rotor and by reaction from fluid accelerating out of the rotor

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Example sentences
All blades of the reaction turbine maintain constant contact with the water.
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