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 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 For context, a typical gas turbine operates at 30-bar, while the NET Power system operates at 300-bar. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "In Texas, a new power plant could redefine carbon capture," 31 May 2018

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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