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

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Recent Examples on the Web In the case of Orlyonok, the high vertical tail also provides the perch for a Kuznetsov NK-12 turboprop engine, well known to NATO for its use on the Bear strategic bomber. Abe Dane, Popular Mechanics, "The Russian Wingship Future That Never Took Flight," 5 Nov. 2020 The turbojet engine was more difficult to fix than the An-2’s turboprop engine, especially in remote airstrips in agricultural areas. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Let's Remember the Ugliest Plane That Ever Lived," 24 Sep. 2020 The third design uses a turboprop engine, has half the range of the turbofan concept, and can carry up to 100 passengers. David Meyer, Fortune, "Check out Airbus’s concepts for the world’s first ‘zero-emission commercial aircraft’," 21 Sep. 2020 In 2016, a Pakistan International Airlines plane burst into flames after one of its two turboprop engines failed, killing 48 people, including a famous former pop singer. Salman Masood, New York Times, "Plane Crashes in Pakistan With at Least 99 Aboard," 22 May 2020 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

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First Known Use of turboprop engine

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Turboprop engine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turboprop%20engine. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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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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