airscrew

noun
air·​screw | \ ˈer-ˌskrü How to pronounce airscrew (audio) \

Definition of airscrew

chiefly British
: an airplane propeller

First Known Use of airscrew

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Airscrew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airscrew. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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