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Definition of Propeller


  1. A propeller screw placed in front of the supporting planes of an aeroplane instead of behind them, so that it exerts a pull instead of a push. Hence, Tractor monoplane, Tractor biplane, etc.
  2. One who, or that which, propels.
  3. 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.
  4. A steamboat thus propelled; a screw steamer.

Propeller Translations

propeller in Danish is skrue
propeller in Dutch is propeller, schroefdraad, schroef
propeller in Finnish is potkuri
propeller in German is Propeller
propeller in Swedish is propeller