screw propeller

noun

Definition of screw propeller

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Recent Examples on the Web The first steamship with a screw propeller, the Archimedes, had been built in Britain in 1839. David G.w. Birch, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 Others saw motorized, winged crafts with screw propellers. Greg Eghigian, Smithsonian, 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of screw propeller

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Screw propeller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screw%20propeller. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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