turboprop

noun

tur·​bo·​prop ˈtər-bō-ˌpräp How to pronounce turboprop (audio)
1
2
: an airplane powered by turboprop engines

Examples of turboprop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Five people aboard a Japan Coast Guard turboprop lost their lives in early January when the plane ventured onto the runway path of an incoming Airbus A350. Jinshan Hong, TIME, 24 May 2024 As a regional business option, the turboprop remains a go-to favorite. Daniel Cote, Robb Report, 7 Mar. 2024 The die was cast however, for passenger aviation with larger jets prevailing and few new larger turboprops supplementing the aging aircraft servicing the remaining shorter routes. Michael Barnard, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2024 Engineers are developing a 30-seat electric turboprop plane, the ES-30, with backing from the likes of Air Canada, Saab and United. Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for turboprop 

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Turboprop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turboprop. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

turboprop

noun
tur·​bo·​prop ˈtər-bō-ˌpräp How to pronounce turboprop (audio)
: an airplane powered by turboprop engines
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