Origin of screw propeller
Related formsscrew-pro·pelled, adjective
Examples from the Web for screw propeller
The question of who invented the screw-propeller in the absolute sense is entirely futile and without answer.
This term generally alludes to the Archimedean screw, or screw-propeller.
Trevithick's claim to the invention of the screw-propeller was disputed.Cornish Worthies, Volume 2 (of 2)|Walter H. Tregellas
These various attempts to introduce the screw-propeller seem curiously enough to have had no lasting result.
The brass frame in which the screw-propeller of a steamer works, and is hung for hoisting the screw on deck.