Definition of turboprop
1 : turboprop engine
2 : an airplane powered by turboprop engines
Recent Examples of turboprop from the Web
Horizon Air, the regional airline within Alaska Air Group, will cut its flight schedule later this summer because of a shortage of pilots for its Q400 turboprop planes, the Seattle Times reports.
Along with flight training, the airport also serves the regional general aviation community and accommodates private turboprop and jet aircraft.
This summer, the Scorpion will fly against another Textron aircraft, the AT-6 Wolverine turboprop, and Sierra Nevada-Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico in the hopes of becoming the OA-X light attack fleet.
On the military side, Airbus will fly the A400M turboprop transport plane and the Eurofighter Typhoon.
The turboprop plane provided a way for the country to attack enemies from the air while on a tight budget.
The CV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft, according to the Air Force.
Above the storm NOAA operates two separate missions into hurricanes: The Gulfstream-IV jet, which flies above and around hurricanes, and two WP-3D Orion turboprop aircraft, which fly into hurricanes mainly for research purposes.
The plane was a Mitsubishi MU-2B, a turboprop with a pressurized cabin.
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First Known Use of turboprop
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Definition of turboprop for English Language Learners
: an airplane that has a turboprop engine
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