turbine: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (tr'bin, -b?n), [key]
- 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.
- turbine (Thesaurus)