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pro·pel·ler

also pro·pel·lor  (prə-pĕl′ər)
n.
A device for propelling an aircraft or boat, consisting of a spinning shaft with radiating angled blades that thrust air or water in the direction opposite the desired direction of travel.

propeller

(prəˈpɛlə)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a device having blades radiating from a central hub that is rotated to produce thrust to propel a ship, aircraft, etc
2. a person or thing that propels

pro•pel•ler

(prəˈpɛl ər)

n.
1. a device having a revolving hub with radiating blades, for propelling an airplane, ship, etc.
2. a person or thing that propels.
3. the bladed rotor of a pump that drives the fluid axially.
4. a wind-driven, usu. three-bladed device that provides mechanical energy, as for driving an electric alternator in wind plants.
[1770–80]

pro·pel·ler

(prə-pĕl′ər)
A device consisting of a series of twisted blades mounted around a shaft and spun to force air or water in a specific direction and thereby move an aircraft or boat.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.propeller - a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or waterpropeller - a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water
airplane propeller, airscrew, prop - a propeller that rotates to push against air
vane, blade - flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
hub - the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
screw propeller, screw - a propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air
variable-pitch propeller - propeller for which the angle of the blades is adjustable

propeller

noun prop (informal), rotor, vane an aircraft with a fixed three-blade propeller
Translations
دافِع، جِهاز دَفْع، مِرْوَحَه
lodní šroubvrtule
propelskrue
potkuripropelli
propeller
skrúfa
lodná skrutkavrtuľa
vijak

propeller

[prəˈpeləʳ]
A. Nhélice f
B. CPD propeller shaft N (Aer) → árbol m de la hélice (Aut) → árbol m or eje m de transmisión (Naut) → eje m portahélice

propeller

[prəˈpɛlər] n [boat, plane] → hélice fpropeller shaft prop shaft narbre m de transmissionpropelling pencil n (British)porte-mine m inv

propeller

nPropeller m; propeller blade (Aviat) → Luftschrauben-/Propellerblatt nt; (Naut) → Schraubenflügel m; propeller shaftAntriebswelle f; (Aut) → Kardanwelle f; (Naut) → Schraubenwelle f

propeller

[prəˈpɛləʳ] nelica

propel

(prəˈpel) past tense, past participle proˈpelled verb
to drive forward, especially mechanically. The boat is propelled by a diesel engine.
proˈpeller noun
a device, consisting of revolving blades, used to drive a ship or an aircraft.
proˈpulsion (-ˈpalʃən) noun
the process of propelling or being propelled. jet-propulsion.
proˌpelling-ˈpencil noun
a pencil consisting of a metal or plastic case containing a lead that is pushed forward by a screwing mechanism.