Part of speech: noun

A water- wheel turning on a vertical axis. turbine wheel.

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Usage examples "turbine":

  1. They were full, as the Englishmen on the turbine had been full, of something the Russians, who at that time were always doing something, had just done- something that had struck England from end to end into a blaze of indignation and that has nothing to do with my story. - "The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight", Elizabeth von Arnim.
  2. The engines had already been started, and the helicopters had begun to turn, flickering swiftly in their turbine- tubes. - "The Flying Legion", George Allan England.
  3. I am afraid, Tom, that all my labor on the turbine motor is thrown away. - "Tom Swift and his Motor-cycle", Victor Appleton.