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steam turbine

noun
1.
a turbine driven by steam pressure.
Origin of steam turbine
1890-1895
1890-95
Related forms
steam-turbine, adjective
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  • The Curtis 1500-kilowatt steam turbine will be taken first and treated "from the ground up."

    Steam Turbines Hubert E. Collins
  • About fifteen years ago I was led by circumstances to investigate the subject of improving the steam turbine.

  • The steam turbine of Curtis or Parsons is today the prevailing engine.

    The Age of Invention Holland Thompson
  • It is like using steam over and over again in a steam turbine until there is no more energy left in it.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
  • A steam turbine can easily be designed to take care of 100 per cent.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
  • A steam turbine wheel near the base turns a vertical shaft bearing at its upper end a pan which rotates within the outer case.

  • It drilled a small, neat hole through the casing of the steam turbine, and volitized upon striking the blades.

    All Day September Roger Kuykendall
  • Engineers are attempting to evolve a light type of steam turbine that will overcome this drawback.

  • There was a steam turbine at one end, and a huge boiler at the other.

    The Hell Ship Raymond Alfred Palmer
  • The steam turbine is very much more efficient than its forerunner, the steam engine.

    General Science Bertha M. Clark
British Dictionary definitions for steam turbine

steam turbine

noun
1.
a turbine driven by steam
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