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n. Chiefly British
An airplane propeller.


(Aeronautics) Brit an aircraft propeller



n. Brit.
an airplane propeller.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.airscrew - a propeller that rotates to push against airairscrew - a propeller that rotates to push against air
propeller, propellor - a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water
propeller plane - an airplane that is driven by a propeller


[ˈɛəskruː] N (Brit) → hélice f de avión
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2 kW@ 16,000 rpm Propeller Type/Make Windsor propeller/ Master airscrew Diameter 254 mm Pitch 152.
Owners of two-blade props can upgrade to the three-blade airscrew from Hartzell at (www.
In addition, An-2-100 has a reverse AV-17 airscrew instead of an AV-2 airscrew.
By the way, the airscrew (propeller, to us ground jobs) came from the wreckage of 426 Squadron Halifax LW 682, retrieved from a bog in Belgium.
In the book Boxkite to Jet Douglas Taylor quotes the British Under-Secretary of State for Air as saying in 1934: "Scientific investigation into the possibilities of jet propulsion has given no indication that this method can be a serious competitor to the airscrew engine combination.