Francis turbine

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Francis turbine

(ˈfrɑːnsɪs)
n
(General Engineering) a water turbine designed to produce high flow from a low head of pressure: used esp in hydroelectric power generation
[named after J. B. Francis (1815–92), English-born hydraulic engineer, who invented it]
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Noun1.Francis turbine - a type of hydroelectric turbine
hydroelectric turbine - turbine consisting of a large and efficient version of a water wheel used to drive an electric generator
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The first, an inward-flow turbine, is the type that was used most in the eastern part of the United States to drive mills and factories.