noun pro·pel·ler \prə-ˈpe-lər\

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

Full Definition of PROPELLER

:  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)

Variants of PROPELLER

pro·pel·ler also pro·pel·lor \prə-ˈpe-lər\

First Known Use of PROPELLER

PROPELLOR Defined for Kids


noun pro·pel·ler \prə-ˈpe-lər\

Definition of PROPELLER for Kids

:  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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