Definition of Propeller

1. Noun. A mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water.

Exact synonyms: Propellor
Specialized synonyms: Airplane Propeller, Airscrew, Prop, Screw, Screw Propeller, Variable-pitch Propeller
Terms within: Blade, Vane, Hub
Generic synonyms: Mechanical Device
Derivative terms: Propel, Propel



Definition of Propeller

1. n. One who, or that which, propels.

Definition of Propeller

1. Noun. One who, or that which, propels. ¹

2. Noun. A mechanical device, with shaped blades that turn on a shaft, to push against air or water, especially one used to propel an aircraft or boat. ¹

3. Noun. A steamboat thus propelled; a screw steamer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Propeller

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Propeller

propargyls
proparoxytone
proparoxytones
proparoxytonic
propedeuse
propedeutic
propel
propellane
propellanes
propellant
propellant explosive
propellants
propelled
propellent
propellents
propeller (current term)
propeller-head
propeller head
propeller heads
propeller plane
propeller shaft
propeller shafts
propellered
propellerhead
propellerheads
propellerless
propellerlike
propellers
propelling
propelling pencil

Literary usage of Propeller

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"The conduct of the propeller was faultless, upon authority. II. The schooner was guilty of two distinct faults, the worst, the only ones substantially, ..."

2. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1858)
"From the Navy List, we learn that there are at present, in the Royal Navy, wooden steamers with paddle wheels, 07 ; with screw-propeller, Hid ; and 185 ..."

3. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"3974) shows a section of a three-decked vessel with a screw-propeller. To disconnect the propeller when the ship is under can va. ..."

4. The Mechanics' Magazine (1858)
"The forward surface of the boss or nave of the propeller, or of a plate fixed thereto, is formed or turned truly, and i?, when the propeller is at work, ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Race of a propeller, the air stream delivered by the propeller. ... Slip, this term applies to propeller action and is the difference between the actual ..."

6. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"Tractor type is the type of airplane where propeller (1) is attached to the front, ... Pusher type is where the propeller (1) is back of the wings, ..."

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