turboprop engine

noun

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

Examples of turboprop engine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With four Allison T56-A-lA turboprop engines, delivering 3,750 horsepower each and driving three-bladed Curtiss-Wright electric-reversible propellers, the YC-130 took off in only 800 feet. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "Why the C-130 Is Such a Badass Plane," 21 Apr. 2017 The drone, according to Russian state media, weighs six tons and is powered by two turboprop engines. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia’s New 'Altair' Spy Drone Takes to the Skies," 22 Aug. 2019 The plane with two turboprop engines was manufactured in 1967, FAA records said. Andrew Selsky, The Denver Post, "Vail snowboarder among 11 killed after skydiving plane crashes in Hawaii," 23 June 2019 The plane with two turboprop engines was manufactured in 1967, FAA records said. Washington Post, "Family says Hawaii crash victim was adventurer, full of life," 23 June 2019 The plane with two turboprop engines was manufactured in 1967, FAA records said. Andrew Selsky, The Denver Post, "Vail snowboarder among 11 killed after skydiving plane crashes in Hawaii," 23 June 2019 The plane with two turboprop engines was manufactured in 1967, FAA records said. Washington Post, "Family says Hawaii crash victim was adventurer, full of life," 23 June 2019 The plane with two turboprop engines was manufactured in 1967, Federal Aviation Administration records said. Andrew Selsky, BostonGlobe.com, "Hawaii crash claims 9 men, 2 women, most in their late 20s," 23 June 2019 The plane with two turboprop engines was manufactured in 1967, FAA records said. Andrew Selsky, The Denver Post, "Vail snowboarder among 11 killed after skydiving plane crashes in Hawaii," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of turboprop engine

1947, in the meaning defined above

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2 Jan 2020

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“Turboprop engine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turboprop%20engine. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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turboprop engine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of turboprop engine

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

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