Definition of 'propeller'
Example sentences containing 'propeller'
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When in due course they turn brown they will come spinning down like propellers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He jogged on to the tarmac and into the spinning propeller of the plane. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was time for her to go and the aircraft propellers coughed into life. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)They could have very quickly taken out the rudder and the propeller of our ship. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Detectives confirmed some of his injuries were caused by a boat propeller. The Sun (2013)None of her propeller shafts could be turned, and the port rudder was hopelessly buckled. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He hit his head on a boat propeller then claimed that police had hit him with an oar and went on a hunger strike in hospital. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We flew for hours and so slowly that we could see the shadow of the Dakota propeller aircraft on the scrub below. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)The cake was cut with a boat propeller, used by the bride's grandparents at their wedding. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In a second letter he tells how he struggled to avoid being drawn in by the ship 's propeller, as some victims were. The Sun (2008)A 79-year-old Norwegian pilot who safely landed his light aircraft after its propeller dropped off has been praised for his coolness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Used Occasionally. propeller is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'propeller'
British English: propeller NOUN
A propeller is a device with blades which is attached to a boat or aircraft. The engine makes the propeller spin round and causes the boat or aircraft to move.
...a fixed three-bladed propeller.
Definition of propeller from the Collins English Dictionary
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