aeolipile

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Etymology[edit]

From French éolipyle, from Latin Aeoli pylae (doorway of Aeolus).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈiːəʊlɪpʌɪl/

Noun[edit]

aeolipile (plural aeolipiles)

  1. a steam engine powered by rocket propulsion due to escaping steam; which consists of a pressure vessel mounted on a bearing, with one or more tubes which exhaust steam tangentially to the rotation axis thus creating rotation.

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