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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.
References in classic literature ?
I had often watched her from the hotel, and wondered how she propelled herself, for apparently she had no propeller or paddles.
The modern steamship advances upon a still and overshadowed sea with a pulsating tremor of her frame, an occasional clang in her depths, as if she had an iron heart in her iron body; with a thudding rhythm in her progress and the regular beat of her propeller, heard afar in the night with an august and plodding sound as of the march of an inevitable future.
Yes, they slow daown one turn o' their blame propeller," said Dan, applying himself to Manuel's conch, "fer to keep inside the law, an' that's consolin' when we're all at the bottom.
This consideration led Sir George Cayley to think only of adapting a propeller to some machine having of itself an independent power of support - in a word, to a balloon ; the idea, however, being novel, or original, with Sir George, only so far as regards the mode of its application to practice.
She was a screw propeller of eight hundred tons, a fast sailer, and the very vessel that had been sent out to the polar regions, to revictual the last expedition of Sir James Ross.
There was a steel axis to the whole affair, a central backbone which terminated in the engine and propeller, and the men and magazines were forward in a series of cabins under the expanded headlike forepart.
Once seated within what he already considered his new possession, the black's courage began to wane and when the motor was started and the great propeller commenced to whir, he screamed to the Englishman to stop the thing and permit him to alight, but the aviator could neither hear nor understand the black above the noise of the propeller and exhaust.
And while he was thus occupied there came suddenly to him the vibration of machinery and the throbbing of the propeller.
It was coming straight for me and hissing frightfully--I could hear it above the whir of the propeller.
The lapping of the waves against the ship's sides, the whirring of the propeller, the throbbing of the engines, drowned the almost soundless approach of the two.
We hod expected better results wuth the new propeller.
At last, one morning, the propeller was quiet, and the Narwhal was pervaded with an atmosphere of excitement.