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Meaning of PROPELLER

Pronunciation:  pru'pelur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water

PROPELLER is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: propellor
 See Also: airplane propeller, airscrew, blade, hub, mechanical device, prop, screw, screw propeller, vane, variable-pitch propeller



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.