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propfan

[ prop-fan ]
/ ˈprɒpˌfæn /
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noun
Aeronautics. a turbojet having a turbine-driven propeller that operates completely outside the jet engine.
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Origin of propfan

First recorded in1965–70; prop3 + fan1
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