Definition of propeller noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prəˈpelə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈpelər//
Parts of a plane, Parts of boats and ships
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a device with two or more blades that turn quickly and cause a ship or an aircraft to move forward See related entries: Parts of a plane, Parts of boats and shipsExtra examples The boat is fitted with a two-blade propeller. The front engine drives the propellers. The propeller suddenly stopped turning.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: propeller