turboprop engine

noun
Updated on: 28 Mar 2018

Definition of turboprop engine

: a jet engine designed to produce thrust principally by means of a propeller driven by a turbine with additional thrust usually obtained by the rearward discharge of hot exhaust gases

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First Known Use of turboprop engine

1947


TURBOPROP ENGINE Defined for English Language Learners

turboprop engine

Definition of turboprop engine for English Language Learners

  • : a type of powerful engine that has a turbine which spins a propeller


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