Examples from the Web for propeller
Children have fantasy lives so rich and combustible that rigging them with lies is like putting a propeller on a rocket.
Finding that the propeller would now work, Captain Williamson gave orders for full speed astern.First at the North Pole|Edward Stratemeyer
The water about the craft was very muddy and thick now, caused by the propeller stirring up the bottom of the river.The Outdoor Girls in Florida|Laura Lee Hope
Angle of Incidence, Rigger's—The angle the chord of a surface makes with a line parallel to the axis of the propeller.The Aeroplane Speaks|H. Barber
British Dictionary definitions for propeller
Word Origin and History for propeller
1780, "anything that propels," agent noun from propel. In mechanical sense, 1809, of ships; of flying machines (in a broad, theoretical sense) 1842, in the specific modern sense 1853.