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Definition of the noun airplane propeller

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  1. a propeller that rotates to push against air
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of airplane propeller: airscrew / prop
    • more generic words: propeller / propellor = a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water
    • part of: propeller plane = an airplane that is driven by a propeller

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Google previewWiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science (2009)

by Allan Jamieson, Andre Moenssens

(Examples of such impact are gunshot, high speed machinery, or fast moving objects like an airplane propeller.) Having a uniform structure or composition (or components of the same or similar kind). See Heterogeneous. Individual with two ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (1988)

by Malcolm Slesser

The Kaplan turbine is shaped somewhat like a conventional airplane propeller with *blades of adjustable pitch. Such turbines are common in large-scale hydroelectric installations. JWT K-capture. A radioactive decay process in which one of ...

Google previewThe Insult Dictionary (2013)

History's Best Slights, Street Talk, and Slang by Julie Tibbott

dishwasher CITY COW Canned milk COVERED WAGON An aircraft carrier DAY THE EAGLE SCREAMS Pay day DOODLEBUG The German V-l flying bomb EGGBEATER An airplane propeller FIFTH COLUMN Covert activities or sabotage ...

Google previewThe Ezra Pound Encyclopedia (2005)

by Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos, Stephen Adams

Conceived for pianolas and percussion ensemble (including, notoriously, an airplane propeller), it too features complex, driving rhythms. For technical reasons, it was never performed with Leger's film; but its Paris premiere in 1926 was a ...

Google previewA Biographical Dictionary of People in Engineering (2008)

From the Earliest Records Until 2000 by Carl W. Hall

invented laminated wooden metal tipped airplane propeller called toothpick, built J-7 high winged monoplane 112 Jadwin- Jeffrey called the Mosquito, ...

Google previewThe World Book Dictionary (2003)

Informal, an airplane propeller. [ short for propeller] prop., 1 properly. 2 property. 3 proposition. 4 proprietor. propaedeutic (pro'pi dii'tik. dyii'-), adj., n. — adj. of, having to do with, or of the nature of preliminary instruction; introductory to some art ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Play in Today's Society (2009)

by Rodney P. Carlisle

A piece of wood is tied on a girl's back as a doll, a type of leaf pushed on a stick twirls like an airplane propeller as the child runs, and games in the sand can be created with pebbles and seeds. Toys are built out of household objects such ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (2004)

Eleventh Edition by Merriam-Webster

a shallow* draft boat driven by an airplane propeller and steered by an airplane rudder air-borne \-,born\ adj (1641) 1 ...

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