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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The rumoured turbo diesel is still some months away.
▪ I have a 1988 turbo diesel 90 County.
▪ I purchased a 90 turbo diesel 2.5 in October 1989.
▪ an Audi Turbo Diesel
▪ Both the turbo diesels and automatic Mondeos should be available in dealerships shortly.
▪ But modern refinements and materials have brought about a resurgence of the supercharger, making it a credible alternative to the turbo.
▪ So smooth is the power delivery of the turbo that many drivers might think it a conventional engine.
▪ The turbo version of the new Golf Diesel is not due until much later in the year.
▪ The £400,000 machine is capable of speeds in excess of 200 miles an hour with its 3.5 litre twin turbo V6 engine.
▪ The first turbo trains will go into service next week.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Turbo \Tur"bo\, n. [L. turbo, -inis, a top. See Turbine.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous marine gastropods of the genus Turbo or family Turbinid[ae], usually having a turbinate shell, pearly on the inside, and a calcareous operculum.


Etymology 1 n. turbocharger#English. Etymology 2

n. (context zoology English) turban shell

Turbo (Judas Priest album)

Turbo is the tenth studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, recorded in June – November 1985 at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas and mixed in January and February 1986, at Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles, California. Turbo was first released by Columbia on 14 April 1986. A remastered CD was released in 2002, including two bonus tracks. The album marked the band's first use of guitar synthesizers.

Turbo (Polish band)

Turbo is a Polish heavy metal band. It was started in January 1980, in Poznań, by Henryk Tomczak (formerly in Stress and Heam, both pioneering Polish hard rock groups). Turbo is one of the most important bands in Polish heavy metal. Turbo's most famous album is Kawaleria Szatana (Satan's Cavalry), considered an opus of Polish heavy metal. The band is best known for the tracks "Dorosłe Dzieci", "Jaki był ten dzień", "Żołnierz fortuny" and "Wszystko będzie ok".

Turbo (comics)

Turbo is the name of two fictional characters in the Marvel Comics universe. One a comic book superheroine, the other a superhero. Michiko "Mickey" Musashi debuted in New Warriors #28 and her ally Michael "Mike" Jeffries in New Warriors #33.

Turbo (disambiguation)

Turbo most likely refers to the turbocharger, it may also refer to:

  • Turbo, Colombia, a port city in Colombia
  • Porsche 911 Turbo, a series of cars of the German automobile maker
  • Marcius Turbo, a Roman general in the 2nd century
  • Turbo (train), an early high-speed train in Canada in the 1960s
  • Turbo (gastropod), a genus of sea snails
  • Turbo, a mascot of the Houston Rockets basketball team
  • Turbot (a homophone), a type of fish
  • Turbo (finance), financial instrument
  • Turbo (chewing gum), a brand of Turkish chewing gum
  • Turbo Tango, an "aerosol" packaging for Tango (drink)
Turbo (finance)

A rolling turbo is a financial derivative popular in Germany introduced by Goldman Sachs in 2004. It is tradable by institutional and private investors and has characteristics similar to contracts for difference and covered warrants.

Turbo (South Korean band)

Turbo was a popular South Korean duo in the mid to late 1990s. The duo consists of Kim Jong-kook and Kim Jung-nam in the early years and with Mikey later on. They became one of the biggest stars in the Korean entertainment industry during their active time; 1995 to 2000 and sold millions of albums and records in Asia as a whole. After 15 years, they made a comeback as a trio with their title song "Again".

Turbo (The Pietasters album)

Turbo is the fifth album by the ska/ soul band The Pietasters. It was released in 2002 (see 2002 in music).

Turbo (EP)

EP of Manchester band Sonic Boom Six In September 2003 they released The Turbo EP, their first release for Moon Ska Europe. This was produced by Ace (of Skunk Anansie) and Christophe.

According to Barney Boom, it was limited to 1000 copies.

Turbo (Gobots)

Turbo is a fictional character in the Gobots toyline, and the subsequent Challenge of the Gobots cartoon. The character transformed into a concept car. Turbo was among the main trio of heroes of the cartoon series, and appeared in every episode alongside Leader-1 and Scooter. He also appeared in the Gobots film and made a cameo in a Transformers story after the Gobots characters were purchased by Hasbro. He was voiced by Arthur Burghardt.

Turbo (gastropod)

Turbo is a genus of large sea snails with gills and an operculum, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Turbinidae, the turban snails.

Turbo is the type genus of the family.

Turbo (street dancer)

Turbo (born Isaac Emmanuel Baptiste) Dredd is a street dancer, musician and entertainer from the UK. He is best known for his appearance as a finalist on Sky TV's Got to Dance and CBBC show "Turbo Boost"

His credits include appearances in music videos for Madonna, Jamelia, Will Smith, Mis-teeq, Shaznay Lewis and he has also been a backing dancer for Whitney Houston.

Turbo (video game)

Turbo is a racing game released in 1981 by Sega. It was one of the most popular arcade games of 1981.

The game was manufactured three formats: standard upright, cabaret/mini, and a seated environmental/cockpit. All three versions feature a steering wheel, a gearshift for low and high gears, and an accelerator pedal. The screen is a vertically oriented 20-inch raster display. In addition to the on-screen display, Turbo features an LED panel to the left of the screen that displays the current player's score and the high score table. Turbo also features lighted oil and temperature gauges on either side of the steering wheel.

Turbo was ported to the Colecovision and Intellivision home consoles.

Turbo (film)

Turbo is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy sports film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is based on an original idea by David Soren, who also directed the film. Set in Los Angeles, the film features an ordinary garden snail whose dream to become the fastest snail in the world comes true. The film was released on July 17, 2013. The film stars the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, Michelle Rodriguez and Samuel L. Jackson.

The film was met with generally positive reviews. Despite earning $282.5 million on a $127 million budget, the studio had to take a total of $15.6 million write-down on behalf of the film. A television series based on the film, titled Turbo FAST (Fast Action Stunt Team), was put into production a year before the film's release, and it first aired on Netflix on December 24, 2013.

Turbo (chewing gum)

Turbo was a brand of chewing gum, produced by Turkish company Kent from late 1980s to 2007. Turbo's inserts, which featured the images of various vehicles, were a collectable fad from late 1980s to 1990s.

The gum is in production again and currently available in Poland since 2015.

Turbo (Czech band)

Turbo is a Czech rock band founded in 1981, which has been described as "legends of Czech rock". Their most popular songs are: „Hráč“, „Chtěl jsem mít“, „Je to jízda“, „Krásným dívkám“, „Přestáváš snít“, „Láska z pasáží“.

Usage examples of "turbo".

These in turn were so webbed with vine that even Turbo could not penetrate.

Ellen was cleaning her paint brush, she saw Turbo situp, ears bent forward.

When Turbo tarried in the underbrush, she lured him on with the biscuit and was glad when the bluff was in sight at last.

Ellen leaned against the wall, hugging herself with her arms, while Turbo went into a frenzy of barking.

She began to inch her way back to the lamp, dragging Turbo along beside her.

Holding onto Turbo with one hand, she moved into the breezeway and set the bag on the porch.

A half-hour later, with Turbo close beside her, Ellen crossed the open hallway to the bedrooms on the other side and latched the door quickly behind her.

He had come so silently and sat so still that even Turbo had not known he was out there.

And when they came to the place where Billy had died, it seemed to Ellen that Turbo moved closer still, brush ing against her legs.

Each snap of twig, every rustle of leaf brought her to an abrupt stop, and she waited, heart pounding, till Turbo moved on.

She crouched near the door, head turned away, arms around Turbo, the only one she could trust.

Ellen sat at the window like a guard on lookout, watching for the slightest sign that she should take Turbo and flee.

Jason, how she had set the fire, but when she came to the part about Turbo being shot, she choked up and covered her face with her hands, crying silently, the tears seeping through the crack between her fingers.

She went outside and fed the crust of her sand with to Turbo, then crossed the clearing and headed up the path toward the bluff.

Ellen went ahead hurriedly, concentrating on the distance she had yet to go, calling Turbo to stay by her, like a charm to ward off evil.