What does the word turbine mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Victor Appleton