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 manufacturer of gas turbine products settled in Farmington. Stephen Singer, courant.com, "Connecticut aerospace businesses make connections at Paris Air Show," 17 June 2019 The unit houses Siemens’s gas turbine business and was long a centerpiece of the German conglomerate. William Boston, WSJ, "Siemens to Spin Off Power and Gas Business," 7 May 2019 The ship moves forward with a diesel and gas turbine and a steerable water jet, created with flexible, resilient materials. Molly Korzenowski, Twin Cities, "USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul launches. 10 facts about the Navy’s latest warship.," 15 June 2019 The two conventional diesel and GE gas turbine were replaced with three Detroit Diesel 1200 horsepower engines. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Strange, Sad Odyssey of the USS Gemini," 25 July 2016 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

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First Known Use of gas turbine

1904, in the meaning defined above

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