Definition of Steam turbine

1. Noun. Turbine in which steam strikes blades and makes them turn.

Generic synonyms: Turbine

Definition of Steam turbine

1. Noun. A system of angled and shaped blades arranged on a rotor through which steam is passed to generate rotational energy. Today, normally used in power stations. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steam Turbine

steam pipe
steam power
steam radio
steam roller
steam rollers
steam room
steam ship
steam ships
steam shovel
steam shovels
steam table
steam train
steam trains
steam tunnel
steam tunnels
steam turbine (current term)
steam turbines
steam up
steam whistle
steambath
steambaths
steamboat
steamboating
steamboatings
steamboatman
steamboatmen
steamboats
steamed
steamed pudding
steamer

Literary usage of Steam turbine

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The earliest known steam-turbine was that invented by Hero which is described ... Branca made an impulse steam-turbine in 1624, and Edward Somerset followed ..."

2. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1910)
"6423 A. The Bergmann steam turbine. Illustrated description with ... 3573 D. The Kolb Electra steam turbine (Turbines à Vapeur electra, Système Kolb). ..."

3. Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Company (1913)
"In using saturated steam in a steam turbine or piston engine, the work done on expanding the steam causes condensation of a portion of the steam, ..."

4. Biennial Report by Nebraska Roads and Irrigation Dept (1906)
"The steam turbine is perhaps as dependent upon experimental data for its success as anything else. The idea of the turbine is very simple. ..."

5. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1908)
"81297 N. The Development and Present Status of the steam turbine in Land and Marine Work. ... A Technical Review of the Development of the steam turbine and ..."

6. Industrial Arts Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"FR Low. diags Power 38:908-11 D 30 '13 Ferranti high-temperature steam turbine. Ind Eng 13:129 Mr '13 Ferranti on prime movers. ..."

7. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"Low-pressure steam turbine and Its economical utilization. ... steam turbine on land and at sea. C: A. Parsons. 11. Smithson. Rept. 1907: 98-112. ..."

8. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1908)
"81297 N. The Development and Present Status of the steam turbine in Land and Marine Work. ... A Technical Review of the Development of the steam turbine and ..."

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