turboprop

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

Definition of turboprop

2 : an airplane powered by turboprop engines

Examples of turboprop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Kabul was falling to the Taliban in August, the young Afghan air force pilot flew his PC-12 turboprop from Afghanistan to neighboring Tajikistan to escape. Arkansas Online, 8 Nov. 2021 As Kabul was falling to the Taliban in August, the young Afghan Air Force pilot flew his PC-12 turboprop from Afghanistan to neighboring Tajikistan to escape. New York Times, 7 Nov. 2021 The turboprop operated by Ravn Air Group left Anchorage with 42 passengers and crew and overran the runway at Unalaska in October 2019, killing one passenger and injuring nine others. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Nov. 2021 The aircraft will be based on a De Havilland Q400 turboprop retrofitted with ZeroAvia’s biggest hydrogen powertrain, the ZA2000, which is capable of delivering between 2,000 and 5,000 kW of power. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 1 Nov. 2021 All 28 people on board an Antonov An-26 twin-engine turboprop died in a crash in Kamchatka in July. Fox News, 11 Oct. 2021 Northern Pacific is a sister brand to Ravn Alaska that now provides service to rural Alaska on turboprop planes typically seating up to 37 passengers. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Sep. 2021 While some large air carriers do operate in Alaska, particularly the eponymous Alaska Airlines, there are far more small, often piston or turboprop planes that are well-suited to the state’s unique terrain and limited infrastructure. Anchorage Daily News, 16 June 2021 While some large air carriers do operate in Alaska, particularly the eponymous Alaska Airlines, there are far more small, often piston or turboprop planes that are well-suited to the state’s unique terrain and limited infrastructure. Anchorage Daily News, 16 June 2021

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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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turbo-propeller engine

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Last Updated

17 Nov 2021

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“Turboprop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turboprop. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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turboprop

noun

English Language Learners Definition of turboprop

: an airplane that has a turboprop engine

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