Hydro-electric machine

(Physics) an apparatus invented by Sir William Armstrong of England for generating electricity by the escape of high-pressure steam from a series of jets connected with a strong boiler, in which the steam is produced.

See also: Hydro-electric

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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