wind turbine

noun

: a wind-driven turbine for generating electricity

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As Nikkei Asia reports, the goal is to have an experimental wind turbine capable of outputting 15 megawatts. Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 25 Nov. 2022 This specialized wind turbine in the Philippines was developed to generate electricity during typhoons (Credit: Challenergy Inc.). Tim Hornyak, Discover Magazine, 15 Oct. 2022 The wind turbine at the tip of the Hull peninsula hasn’t been working since April 2021, and officials are deciding whether to repair it or take it down. Johanna Seltz, BostonGlobe.com, 6 Dec. 2022 Thanks to hundreds of improvements in fields from mechanical design to material sciences to electrical engineering, the average wind turbine installed in Germany in 2014 generates six times as much electricity as those from 1990. Osha Gray Davidson, Discover Magazine, 28 May 2015 As a result, the capacity of wind turbine technology has dramatically increased, from on and offshore turbines scaling up by nearly 50% in 2021 to reach 7MW and 15 MW compared to available capacity in 2018. Marianne Lehnis, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2022 The pilot of the nearly 80-foot work boat gunned its powerful engines, pinning the bow against the base of a towering wind turbine in the smooth North Sea. Stanley Reed Francesca Jones, New York Times, 27 Nov. 2022 And to a whirling, beautiful shot of a wind turbine that’s capped off by a dead bird falling from the sky. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 22 Nov. 2022 Borton said their cart derives 23 horsepower at top speed, roughly four times the theoretical maximum and seven times the amount of work a traditional wind turbine gets. Eric Wolff, Discover Magazine, 10 June 2010 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wind turbine was in 1909

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“Wind turbine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wind%20turbine. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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