turboprop engine


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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At first, air-traffic controllers didn’t seem alarmed when Richard Russell climbed into the cockpit of a small airliner here Friday evening, spooled up its twin turboprop engines and trundled from its parking spot near a cargo area. Jay Greene, WSJ, "Airplane Stunt Startles Onlookers, Ends Tragically," 12 Aug. 2018 The author gushes about turboprop engines that GE plans to supply for Cessna Denali business airplanes. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "‘The Pan-Industrial Revolution’ Review: Printing the Future," 17 Oct. 2018 The original design was based on turboprop engines. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "Why It's So Damned Hard To Build a New Bomber," 11 Nov. 2015 Built on the frame of the obsolete P-3 Orion submarine hunter, the Aries II is powered by four turboprop engines and has a crew of 24. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Pentagon Releases New Video of Russian Fighter's Dangerous Maneuvers," 31 Jan. 2018 The airplane uses 100 percent Chinese components, including four WJ-6 turboprop engines descended from a 1950s-era engine designed by the Soviet Union. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Largest Seaplane in the World Takes First Flight," 27 Dec. 2017 The aircraft has a 38.8-meter wingspan and four turboprop engines. Deutsche Welle, USA TODAY, "China launches world's largest amphibious aircraft with an eye on South China Sea," 24 Dec. 2017 Coffee brews in the little galley in the back, where a clutch of scientists and technicians in blue jumpsuits banter about the baseball playoffs, their voices raised above the resonant drone of Miss Piggy's four Allison T56-A-14 turboprop engines. Bucky Mcmahon, Popular Mechanics, "What's it like to fly a plane into a hurricane like Irma? We climbed into a NOAA plane in 2016 and flew into the heart of Hurricane Matthew to find out.," 8 Sep. 2017

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of turboprop engine

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

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