Definition of turbine in English:

turbine

Syllabification: tur·bine
Pronunciation: /ˈtərˌbīn, -bin
 
/

noun

  • A machine for producing continuous power in which a wheel or rotor, typically fitted with vanes, is made to revolve by a fast-moving flow of water, steam, gas, air, or other fluid.
    More example sentences
    • The machine uses wind power to drive a turbine that sucks water out of the sea, sprays it into the atmosphere and creates clouds.
    • Water power will again turn the mill wheel and drive the turbine to provide electricity to light the building.
    • They can be cut and burnt to produce steam to power turbines.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French, from Latin turbo, turbin- 'spinning top, whirl'.

More definitions of turbine

Definition of turbine in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmālˌsträm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea