What does the word propeller mean?

Usage examples for propeller

  1. The slip of a propeller is the difference between the distance the ship is moved by the propeller and the distance it would move if the water was solid. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. Let him remain silent, and the opportunity would pass away forever; it was passing now with every turn of the propeller. – Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas by Lloyd Osbourne
  3. Listen, and try if you can hear the beat of the propeller. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn