tur·​bo·​gen·​er·​a·​tor ˌtər-bō-ˈje-nə-ˌrā-tər How to pronounce turbogenerator (audio)
: an electric generator driven by a turbine

Examples of turbogenerator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Power comes from a 1,000 kW (1,340 hp) turbogenerator, which Alauda says allows for green hydrogen to be used as a potential fuel source. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 21 Feb. 2023 More than 90 percent of the new ship's hull is complete, and the two turbogenerators have been installed. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 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, 6 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of turbogenerator was in 1898

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“Turbogenerator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turbogenerator. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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