tur·​bo·​gen·​er·​a·​tor | \ ˌtər-bō-ˈje-nə-ˌrā-tər How to pronounce turbogenerator (audio) \

Definition of turbogenerator

: an electric generator driven by a turbine

Examples of turbogenerator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More than 90 percent of the new ship's hull is complete, and the two turbogenerators have been installed. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Floating Nuclear Power: Inside Russia's Reactors at Sea," 15 July 2013 Zunum also put out a request for information to manufacturers for the turbogenerator, while the company will design and build the motor in their own factory. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Boeing-Backed Electric Plane Could Fly in 2020s," 6 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of turbogenerator

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Turbogenerator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turbogenerator. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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