Definition of Screw propeller
1. Noun. A propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air.
Group relationships: Outboard, Outboard Motor, Ship
Generic synonyms: Propeller, Propellor
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Literary usage of Screw propeller
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1. 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 ..."
2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1881)
"Edward Shorter patented a screw propeller in 1800, which was tried on HMSS. Dragon and Superb in 1802. Trevithick also patented one in 1816; and, ..."
3. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1910)
"An account of the Stevens screw-propeller as used in 1804, ... 4589 C. The First Steam screw propeller Boat. Abstract of an article by Francis B. Stevens in ..."
4. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1885)
"kinson shows that he had quite definite views about the application of the principle of the screw-propeller to the direction of aerostatic machines, ..."
5. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of Mechanical by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York (1880)
"Other good works on the screw-propeller are Burgh's " Modern ... 3797, 3798, and 3799 show the method of laying out a screw-propeller with uniform pitch. ..."
6. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Speaking of the screw propeller, ... If a screw propeller is placed behind a bluff stern so that its supply of ..."
7. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1867)
"The screw propeller is driven by a steam engine situated within the vessel, and by its revolution in the water it carries the vessel forward, ..."