Definition of Pelton in English:

Pelton

Pronunciation /ˈpɛlt(ə)n/

noun

  • Attributive Designating a type of undershot waterwheel driven by one or more jets of water directed at buckets fixed to the rim.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Engineering. From the name of Lester A. Pelton, U.S. engineer, who invented this type of water-wheel.