gas turbine

noun

Definition of gas turbine

: an internal combustion engine in which expanding gases from the combustion chamber drive the blades of a turbine

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The old power plants, like many across the nation, are having trouble competing with new gas turbine power plants burning cheap shale gas as well as wind farms, which still receive a production tax credit. John Funk, cleveland.com, "FirstEnergy Solutions hires top DC lobbyist while DOE considers its plea for emergency action," 20 Apr. 2018 The Freedom-class littoral combat ships use two Colt Pielstick engines for everyday propulsion, but also run a pair of Rolls-Royce MT 30 gas turbines for high speed sprinting. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Two Years After Breakdown, This Littoral Combat Ship is Back in the Fleet," 18 Dec. 2018 Others argue Siemens could go further, for example, by merging or selling its power business, which like GE’s has been hit by a sharp fall in demand for large gas turbines. Ruth Bender, WSJ, "Long In Awe of GE, Siemens Emerges From U.S. Rival’s Shadow," 8 Nov. 2018 Bowing to the Europeans, GE agreed to dump Alstom’s still-developing program to build a state-of-the-art gas turbine equivalent to GE’s flagship model. Thomas Gryta And Ted Mann, WSJ, "GE Powered the American Century—Then It Burned Out," 14 Dec. 2018 Bombs, Boats, and Robots Steiner’s first assignment out of boot camp was maintaining a gas turbine engine on the USS Pegasus (PHM-1). Josh Snider, Popular Mechanics, "The Everything Workshop," 4 Dec. 2018 Armed with a 105-millimeter M68 gun, thermal imaging sights, Chobham composite matrix armor and a gas turbine engine, the M1 was a revolutionary tank and a clean break from a dynasty of tanks that stretched back to the closing days of World War II. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Army’s Next 'Tank' Could Look Like Anything," 11 Oct. 2018 Earnings in the business, which mainly sells gas turbines, fell by 58% in the quarter compared with a year earlier. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "GE Will Be Dead Money for a While," 20 July 2018 Traditionally, ships use diesel engines, gas turbines, or a combination of both. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "The case against cruises," 15 Nov. 2018

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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