Pelton wheel


Pel·​ton wheel
ˈpeltᵊn also -tən-
: an impulse turbine or waterwheel consisting of a row of double cup-shaped buckets arranged around the rim of a wheel and actuated by one or more jets of water playing into the cups at high velocity

Word History


after Lester Allen Pelton †1908 American engineer who invented it

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“Pelton wheel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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