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- n. Plural form of steam turbine.
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I think this is the finest ship in the world, Dr. Carpenter, but there are still a hundred things that can go wrong with it, and if anything happens to the reactor or the steam turbines or the electrical generators, then we're already in our coffin and the lid screwed down.
He could feel the vibrations under his feet changing as the two steam turbines that supplied the starboard shafts picked up speed, adding their counter-rotation force to the action of the rudders and steepening the turn.
“That is the pride of the community,” said Errico, “one of about fifty steam turbines that produce geo-thermal energy.”