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propeller

noun pro·pel·ler \prə-ˈpe-lər\

Simple Definition of propeller

  • : a device with two or more blades that turn quickly and cause a ship or aircraft to move

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of propeller

  1. :  one that propels; especially :  a device that consists of a central hub with radiating blades placed and twisted so that each forms part of a helical surface and that is used to propel a vehicle (as a ship or airplane)

1780

First Known Use of propeller

1780

Variants of propeller

also

propellor

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PROPELLER Defined for Kids

propeller

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noun pro·pel·ler \prə-ˈpe-lər\

Definition of propeller for Students

  1. :  a device having a hub fitted with blades that is made to turn rapidly by an engine and that causes a ship, power boat, or airplane to move




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