from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A turbine operated by highly pressurized steam directed against vanes on a rotor.
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- n. A system of angled and shaped blades arranged on a rotor through which steam is passed to generate rotational energy. Today, normally used in power stations.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. turbine in which steam strikes blades and makes them turn
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