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.
Other Word Forms of Aeolipile
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
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