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wind turbine

 (wĭnd)
n.
A turbine that is powered by the wind.
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Noun1.wind turbine - a turbine that is driven by the windwind turbine - a turbine that is driven by the wind
turbine - rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate
wind energy facility, wind farm, wind park - a power plant that uses wind turbines to generate electricity
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