Eolipile



[ee-ol-uh-pahyl] /iˈɒl əˌpaɪl/

noun
1.
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[ee-ol-uh-pahyl] /iˈɒl əˌpaɪl/
noun
1.
a round vessel caused to rotate by the force of tangentially escaping steam: an early example of jet propulsion.
2.
a device for injecting the vapors of heated alcohol into a laboratory furnace.
/iːˈɒlɪˌpaɪl/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of aeolipile
/iːˈɒlɪˌpaɪl/
noun
1.
a device illustrating the reactive forces of a gas jet: usually a spherical vessel mounted so as to rotate and equipped with angled exit pipes from which steam within it escapes

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