Meaning of turbine

tur•bine

Pronunciation: (tûr'bin, -bīn), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various machines having a rotor, usually with vanes or blades, driven by the pressure, momentum, or reactive thrust of a moving fluid, as steam, water, hot gases, or air, either occurring in the form of free jets or as a fluid passing through and entirely filling a housing around the rotor. Cf.
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