Pelton wheel

noun
Pel·ton wheel | \ˈpeltᵊn also -tən-\

Definition of Pelton wheel 

: 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

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History and Etymology for Pelton wheel

after Lester Allen Pelton †1908 American engineer who invented it

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