tur·​bo·​prop | \ˈtər-bō-ˌpräp \

Definition of turboprop 

2 : an airplane powered by turboprop engines

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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 The 1993 turboprop that went down Sunday had been grounded for seven years until October, when it was put back into service, Al Jazeera reported. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "Iran says fog caused a plane crash that may have killed 65. That might not be the whole story.," 18 Feb. 2018 Alaska Airlines subsidiary Horizon Air operates a fleet of turboprops, Bombardier's Q400. Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY, "End of an era: American ends turboprop flying with Dash 8 retirement," 9 July 2018 Aircraft can use the power of a turboprop or jet engine to generate onboard electricity. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "How the Military Will Be Revolutionized By Laser Weaponry," 11 Mar. 2016 The collective turboprop retirement was reported earlier by Cranky Flier blog. Justin Bachman / Bloomberg, Time, "Here's Why You'll Probably Never Fly on a Propeller Plane Ever Again," 5 July 2018 The aircraft is a single-engine turboprop valued on her financial disclosure forms at more than $1 million dollars. Brent Scher, Fox News, "Claire McCaskill's private plane used on campaign's RV tour through Missouri," 12 June 2018

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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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