turboprop

noun
tur·​bo·​prop | \ ˈtər-bō-ˌpräp How to pronounce turboprop (audio) \

Definition of turboprop

2 : an airplane powered by turboprop engines

Examples of turboprop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jason Clarkson had likened the Plat-I to a small turboprop plane. Greta Rybus, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Push for Tidal Power Faces Its Biggest Challenge Yet," 10 Apr. 2020 The Putnam County Sheriff's Office said the Piper 31T twin-engine turboprop aircraft went down six miles northeast of Eatonton. Fox News, "Georgia plane crash kills 5 members of family headed to funeral," 7 June 2020 But a turboprop Cessna Caravan with the same weight of kerosene can fly about 1,500 miles. NBC News, "The largest electric plane yet completed its first flight — but it's the batteries that matter," 16 Feb. 2020 Flyover: What began as two small specs in the sky crescendoed in a flyover at Fairview Hospital with the roar of eight turboprops belting out 34,400 horsepower. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Will coronavirus crisis force regionalism on Greater Cleveland? The Wake Up for Tuesday, May 5, 2020," 5 May 2020 Reflections of turboprop panes flit across the building’s mirrored panes. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, "Inside SpinLaunch, the Space Industry’s Best Kept Secret," 29 Jan. 2020 For its inter-island shuttles, the carrier uses ATR turboprops, all of which are about four years old. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Safest Airlines for Island Hopping in the Caribbean," 3 Feb. 2020 Last year may have seen fewer deaths but did not equal the historic low of 2017, which saw only two fatal accidents, involving regional turboprops, that resulted in the loss of 13 lives. CBS News, "Air crash deaths globally fall by more than half in 2019," 1 Jan. 2020 Last year may have seen fewer deaths but did not equal the historic low of 2017, which saw only two fatal accidents, involving regional turboprops, that resulted in the loss of 13 lives. Washington Post, "Global air crash deaths fall by more than half in 2019," 1 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of turboprop

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Turboprop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turboprop. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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turboprop

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of turboprop

: an airplane that has a turboprop engine

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