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An internal-combustion engine consisting essentially of an air compressor, combustion chamber, and turbine wheel that is turned by the expanding products of combustion.
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(Automotive Engineering) an internal-combustion engine in which the expanding gases emerging from one or more combustion chambers drive a turbine. A rotary compressor driven by the turbine compresses the air used for combustion, power being taken either as torque from the turbine or thrust from the expanding gases
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|Noun||1.||gas turbine - turbine that converts the chemical energy of a liquid fuel into mechanical energy by internal combustion; gaseous products of the fuel (which is burned in compressed air) are expanded through a turbine|
fanjet engine, turbofan engine, turbojet engine, turbojet, turbofan, fanjet, fan-jet - a jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust
gas-turbine ship - a ship powered by a gas turbine
turbine - rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate
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