tur·​bo·​prop | \ ˈtər-bō-ˌpräp How to pronounce turboprop (audio) \

Definition of turboprop

2 : an airplane powered by turboprop engines

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The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on Sunday in foggy weather, crashing into Mount Dena in southern Iran. Nasser Karimi And Jon Gambrell, USA TODAY, "All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran," 18 Feb. 2018 Janet’ fleet as of 2015 consisted of six Boeing 737-600s, as well as five smaller executive turboprops, according to Jalopnik. Chris Irvine, Fox News, "Pilot wanted for secretive 'Janet Airlines' to fly to Area 51," 15 Aug. 2018 Communications recorded from the Sea-Tac tower capture a controller repeatedly demanding identification from a Bombardier turboprop lining up on the runway. Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times, "Stolen Horizon Air plane ‘a serious breach,’ raises questions about airport security," 14 Aug. 2018 The first pass reportedly subjected the Navy aircrew to turbulence as the the jet passed in front of the lumbering, 1960s-era turboprop spy plane. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "U.S. Accuses Russian Fighter of 'Unsafe Intercept' Over Black Sea," 5 Nov. 2018 Photo: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Mr. Russell initially used a tug to move the turboprop from a cargo area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Andrew Tangel, WSJ, "Stolen Horizon Air Plane Believed Deliberately Crashed," 20 Aug. 2018 The 26-year-old pilot just spent that much time in the air with her dad, flying a turboprop plane from Colorado Springs to some 23 different countries around the world, including Iceland, Spain, Italy, Greece, Jordan, and South Africa. Condé Nast Traveler, "This 26-Year-Old Pilot Flew Halfway Around the World: Women Who Travel Podcast," 26 Nov. 2018 Editor's note: Georgia Dean is an aspiring 26-year-old pilot who's story already been around the world once with her dad, co-piloting a single-engine turboprop plane the size of a small yacht. Georgia Dean, Condé Nast Traveler, "Co-Piloting a 54-Day Flight With My Dad: Dispatch #5," 17 Oct. 2018 Of course, the turboprop is hardly gone from U.S. skies. Justin Bachman / Bloomberg, Time, "Here's Why You'll Probably Never Fly on a Propeller Plane Ever Again," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of turboprop

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of turboprop was in 1945

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English Language Learners Definition of turboprop

: an airplane that has a turboprop engine

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