steam turbine

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steam turbine

n.
A turbine operated by highly pressurized steam directed against vanes on a rotor.
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steam turbine

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a turbine driven by steam
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steam′ tur`bine


n.
a turbine driven by steam pressure.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.steam turbine - turbine in which steam strikes blades and makes them turnsteam turbine - turbine in which steam strikes blades and makes them turn
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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For a start, the Olympic-class Royal Mail Ship RMS Titanic, the largest passenger steamship in the world at the time and owned by the White Star Line was constructed at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast but was powered by a Parsons Turbine. The turbine engine was patented by Sir Charles Algernon Parsons in 1884 who fives years later founded C.
It was twin screw with a forward and aft full beam width engine room for the Parsons turbine drive to each propeller.
Ordered by the Cunard Company, it was built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson at Wallsend, which had the Parsons turbine engine fitted.