Origin of propulsion
Examples from the Web for propulsion
These mostly focus on propulsion and transport, but 4M is a different concept.Luxembourg and China Team Up on Private Mission to the Moon
Matthew R. Francis
October 26, 2014
It certainly cannot sail under its own power, as 80 percent of the electricity generated on board is used for propulsion.Carnival Cruise Alum Jay Herring On What It’s Like Aboard the Triumph
March 13, 2013
Instinctively his hand leaped to the propulsion control and hovered there.Loot of the Void
Edwin K. Sloat
The only article of propulsion we could hire were saddle mules.Dangers of the Trail in 1865
Charles E Young
The boat trembled like an automobile under the propulsion of the engine.Ruth Fielding Down East
Alice B. Emerson
But into the propulsion this time Bob put all his great strength.The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards
A couple of shots might disable in a minute her means of propulsion.Famous Sea Fights
John Richard Hale
- the act of propelling or the state of being propelled
- a propelling force
Word Origin and History for propulsion
1610s, "expulsion," noun of action formed from propuls-, past participle stem of Latin propellere "to propel" (see propel). Meaning "act of driving forward, propulsive force" first attested 1799.
- A driving or propelling force.
- The leaning or falling forward characteristic of the festination of Parkinsonism.