propeller

Part of speech: noun

One who or that which propels; a screw for propelling, or a vessel driven by it.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Lloyd Osbourne.
  3. Listen, and try if you can hear the beat of the propeller. - "Steve Young", George Manville Fenn.