screw propeller

noun

Examples of screw propeller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vehicle has only one main propulsion motor, and uses a novel clutch system to engage either the front tractor propeller for flight in air, or the rear ship's screw propeller for underwater propulsion. IEEE Spectrum, 9 July 2021 Assuming 20 typhoons occur near Japan annually, each typhoon generator ship with a large screw propeller could theoretically generate enough energy to power more than 30,000 average-sized American homes. Tim Hornyak, Discover Magazine, 15 Oct. 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of screw propeller was in 1835

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“Screw propeller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screw%20propeller. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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