Propeller

Definition of Propeller

Pro`pel´ler
n.1.One who, or that which, propels.
2.A contrivance for propelling a steam vessel, usually consisting of a screw placed in the stern under water, and made to revolve by an engine; a propeller wheel.
3.A steamboat thus propelled; a screw steamer.
Propeller wheel
the screw, usually having two or more blades, used in propelling a vessel.

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airplane propeller, airscrew, blade, hub, impel, mechanical device, prop, propel, propellor, screw, screw propeller, vane, variable-pitch propeller
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