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tur·​bo ˈtər-(ˌ)bō How to pronounce turbo (audio)
plural turbos
[by shortening] : turbocharger


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combining form

: coupled directly to a driving turbine
: consisting of or incorporating a turbine
turbojet engine

Examples of turbo in a Sentence

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Word History




Combining form


First Known Use


1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of turbo was in 1904

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“Turbo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turbo. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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