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n. Chiefly British
An airplane propeller.
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(Aeronautics) Brit an aircraft propeller
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n. Brit.
an airplane propeller.
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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
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[ˈɛəskruː] N (Brit) → hélice f de avión
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That Watkinson is English is apparent in his use of terms such as airscrew versus propeller and his occasional examples of dry humor, but this simply adds character without detracting from the subject matter There are diagrams, illustrations, and photos aplenty that clearly present visual depictions of the concepts covered.
First they seemed just a cloud of light as the sun caught the many glistening chromium parts of their engines, their windshields, and the spin of their airscrew discs.
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To complete the design, a statue of Canadian VC recipient Squadron Leader Ian Bazalgette will be added, to stand adjacent to a bent Halifax airscrew. Additional funding for the stat lie is needed, and tax-deductible donations (annotated "Service Fund RAF Leeming") may be sent to the Royal Canadian Air Force Trust Fund, P.O.
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."
"A company called Jicwood, later Airscrew Jicwood, went into production there making doors for Lancaster bombers, among other things.