turboprop

noun
tur·bo·prop | \ˈtər-bō-ˌpräp \

Definition of turboprop 

2 : an airplane powered by turboprop engines

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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 As the bags were loaded into the cargo hold of the turboprop, ruddy-faced locals said littering would no longer be tolerated. Author: Bhadra Sharma, Kai Schultz, Anchorage Daily News, "How do you remove 200,000 pounds of climber trash from Mount Everest? Recruit yaks.," 21 Mar. 2018 In the most recent incident in Djibouti, two American pilots flying a C-130 turboprop experienced minor eye injuries after being exposed to the laser beam. Jeremy Page, WSJ, "American Military Aircraft Targeted By Lasers in Pacific Ocean, U.S. Officials Say," 21 June 2018 Silver currently operates about two dozen turboprops to fly about 100 flights a day in routes connecting cities in Florida and the Bahamas. Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY, "Planemaker ATR lauds U.S. 'comeback' with Silver Airways order," 22 Jan. 2018

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1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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turboprop

noun

English Language Learners Definition of turboprop

: an airplane that has a turboprop engine

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