wind turbine


: a wind-driven turbine for generating electricity

Examples of wind turbine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These minerals are key components in electric cars, solar panels, wind turbines, and other green technologies. Terry W. Hartle, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 May 2024 Problems with defective wind turbines at Siemens Energy’s Gamesa unit have weighed on the company for years, overshadowing strong results in other units such as gas and grid technology. Wilfried Eckl-Dorna, Fortune Europe, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for wind turbine 

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wind turbine was in 1909

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“Wind turbine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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