Turning engine

an engine lathe.

See also: Turning

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The ATs were working in the cockpit very close to the throttle of the turning engine. Had they inadvertently bumped the throttle, the jet could have taken off completely uncontrolled across the flight line.
That door rapidly closed, pinning a mech to the turning engine. After seeing what had happened, I ran toward the landing-gear-door actuator; however, my trainee quickly had realized his mistake and reopened the door before the technician was crushed.
AO3 Thomas Zeman and AME3 Christopher Stark saved a young airman's life on 1 May when they tackled him moments before he went under an EA-6B Prowler and would have been sucked into the intake of the turning engine. During a flight crew change the airman was assigned to catch the ovefflow fuel after the engine was shut down; however, he was headed to his position via the danger zone around the running engine's s intake.
While troubleshooting a squadron aircraft before a night launch on board USS Nimitz (CVN-68), Petty Officer Schuster noticed an aircraft director bring two tractor operators dangerously close to the port intake of an EA-6B's turning engine. Just as the trainees' jerseys and goggles were being pulled into the intake, he grabbed his two shipmates and pulled them to safety.
Earlier this week, Welsh drivers were warned they risk being victims of theft if they defrost windscreens by turning engines on and going back into their homes.
Microhybrids save fuel by turning engines off at stop lights and restarting them when drivers step on the gas.
Drivers have been warned they risk being victims of theft if they defrost windscreens by turning engines on and going back into their homes.