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 country has a small air force comprising helicopters and turboprop light attack aircraft. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, "Israel appears to attack Lebanon’s Hezbollah, part of its expanding anti-Iran campaign," 25 Aug. 2019 Over his career, Webb has flown helicopters and prop planes, racking up more than 3,700 hours in the Osprey tilt-rotor plane, Huey and Pave Low helicopters, and the Combat Talon and Shadow turboprop planes. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "Meet the new boss: Ex-special ops commander takes over at AETC," 26 July 2019 For its flight tests, Project 804 is converting a Bombardier Dash 8-100, a 40-seat aircraft powered by a pair of turboprops. The Economist, "Hybrid airliners could come to dominate the skies," 28 June 2019 The 1967 twin turboprop plane was too heavily weighted toward the back, which was blamed on the pilot. Washington Post, "Feds probe ‘quality’ of repairs on plane in Hawaii crash," 24 June 2019 His new company, Astronautics Corporation of America, went on to develop a gyroscope platform for photographing stars in space as well as displays and systems used today on Boeing Co.’s 787 jets and Airbus SE’s A400M turboprop transport plane. ... Patrick Mcgroarty, WSJ, "Space Race Pioneer Planted Roots in Milwaukee," 7 Dec. 2018 A month later, a turboprop operated by Horizon Air, a unit of Alaska Air Group Inc., mistakenly landed on a taxiway at Pullman, Wash. A Delta spokesman said the carrier revised its pilot training programs. Andrew Tangel, WSJ, "Taxiway Collisions Emerge as Biggest Threat to U.S. Air Travelers," 25 Sep. 2018 This is a breaking account from the first 24 hours of coverage after a Horizon Air worker stole a Q400 turboprop out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday night, crashing into an island in the south Puget Sound about 90 minutes later. Seattle Times Staff & News Services, The Seattle Times, "How it unfolded: Full coverage of the Horizon Air crash and the man who stole the plane from Sea-Tac," 13 Aug. 2018 The regional carrier currently flies a fleet of about 20 Saab 340B turboprops that seat 34 passengers. Wire And Staff Reports, USA TODAY, "Silver Airways buys Caribbean's largest regional airline," 26 Apr. 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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