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wind turbine:

see under windmillwindmill,
apparatus that harnesses wind power for a variety of uses, e.g., pumping water, grinding corn, driving small sawmills, and driving electrical generators. Windmills were probably not known in Europe before the 12th cent.
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Wind turbine

A device that converts the kinetic energy of the wind into mechanical energy that can be used to drive equipment such as pumps. The addition of a generator allows the wind’s kinetic energy to be converted into electricity. There are two types of wind turbines: horizontal axis turbines, with blades that rotate about a horizontal axis, and vertical axis turbines, with blades rotate about a vertical axis.

wind turbine

[′win ′tər‚bīn]
(electricity)
An advanced type of windmill designed to convert wind energy into electrical energy.
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