Definition of Newcomen, Thomas in English:

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Newcomen, Thomas

Pronunciation: /n(y)o͞oˈkəmən/
(1663–1729), English engineer; developer of the first practical steam engine—an engine that operated a pump for the removal of water from mines—in 1712.

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Syllabification: New·com·en, Thomas

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