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im·pel·ler

 (ĭm-pĕl′ər)
n.
1. One that impels, as a rotating device used to force a fluid in a desired direction under pressure.
2. A rotor or rotor blade.

impeller

(ɪmˈpɛlə)
n
1. (General Engineering) the vaned rotating disc of a centrifugal pump, compressor, etc
2. (General Engineering) a compressor or centrifugal pump having such an impeller

im•pel•ler

(ɪmˈpɛl ər)

n.
1. one that impels.
2. a rotor for transmitting motion, as in a centrifugal pump, turbine, or fluid coupling.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impeller - the blade of a rotor (as in the compressor of a jet engine)impeller - the blade of a rotor (as in the compressor of a jet engine)
vane, blade - flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
rotor - rotating mechanism consisting of an assembly of rotating airfoils; "there are horizontal rotors on a helicopter or compressor rotors in a jet engine"
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Furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, tools, transportation, services, and incidentals and performing all work necessary to conduct: 1)Replacement of existing aerator/mixer impellors in (3) carrousels.
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Workers on the Vessels of Opportunity (the lemons-into-lemonade name given to BP's cleanup fleet) have told me that their hard rubber impellors are falling apart and need frequent replacement; divers say they have had to replace the soft rubber o-tings on their gear after dives in the Gulf.