from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A turbine operated by highly pressurized steam directed against vanes on a rotor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.

  • noun turbine in which steam strikes blades and makes them turn


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