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pro·pel·leralso pro·pel·lor (prə-pĕl′ər)
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.
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|Noun||1.||propellor - a mechanical device that rotates to push 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
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