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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Recent Examples on the Web The T-6B Texan II is a tandem-seat, turboprop trainer designed to train Navy and Marine Corps pilots. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Navy instructor pilot from Michigan dies in training flight in Alabama along with student," 26 Oct. 2020 The two women were flying a routine mission out of Whiting Field when the turboprop aircraft went down in a residential neighborhood, said Cmdr. al, "Navy identifies two fliers killed in Foley plane crash," 25 Oct. 2020 Alaska previously employed Horizon planes in the state in the spring of 2014 when Horizon began flying its 76-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft between Kodiak, Anchorage and Fairbanks. Elwood Brehmer, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska Airlines adds newer, smaller jet to state fleet," 22 Oct. 2020 The aircraft is a single-engine turboprop that can carry up to six passengers, according to the manufacturer's website. Li Cohen, CBS News, "Cellino & Barnes attorney Steve Barnes dies in plane crash with his niece," 2 Oct. 2020 The second concept is smaller than the first, but also uses blended propulsion with powerful turboprop engines supported by hydrogen fuel. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "The New Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft from Airbus Is Beautiful. Will It Work?," 22 Sep. 2020 In that brief period, a small carrier, Texas Sky Airlines, operated a daily flight — on a turboprop plane with 19 seats — to D-FW. Randy Diamond, ExpressNews.com, "Del Rio worried about air service loss," 21 Sep. 2020 Jason Clarkson had likened the Plat-I to a small turboprop plane. Greta Rybus, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Push for Tidal Power Faces Its Biggest Challenge Yet," 10 Apr. 2020 The Putnam County Sheriff's Office said the Piper 31T twin-engine turboprop aircraft went down six miles northeast of Eatonton. Fox News, "Georgia plane crash kills 5 members of family headed to funeral," 7 June 2020

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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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4 Nov 2020

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“Turboprop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turboprop. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of turboprop

: an airplane that has a turboprop engine

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