Aeolipile meaning

ē-ŏlə-pīl
A device containing a usually spherical chamber or container, in which steam is heated and ejected through one or more narrow tubes to create propulsion or torque.
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Origin of aeolipile

  • French éolipyle from Latin aeolipila Aeolus god of the winds Aeolus pila ball

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition