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 But there’s a big elephant in the room—one that comes with two turboprop engines, not enough legroom, and an insatiable hunger for jet fuel. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 2 Aug. 2023 The other plane, a propjet (which uses a turboprop engine to propel itself through the air), narrowly missed another home a mile away, said Cpl. The Indianapolis Star, 22 Sep. 2022 Airborne forward propulsion is handled by a 90 kilowatt multifuel turboprop engine, which also recharges the batteries for the rotors in flight. Ed Garsten, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 21 Apr. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of turboprop engine was in 1947

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“Turboprop engine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turboprop%20engine. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

turboprop engine

: a jet engine that produces power principally through a propeller driven by a turbine but also usually by the rearward discharge of hot exhaust gases
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