air·​screw ˈer-ˌskrü How to pronounce airscrew (audio)
chiefly British
: an airplane propeller

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The calibre, governed by a Windfanger airscrew, cranks out a frequency of 28,000 vph that provides you with a 48-hour power reserve. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 28 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of airscrew was in 1859

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“Airscrew.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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