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screw propeller

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noun
a rotary propelling device, as for a ship or airplane, consisting of a number of blades that radiate from a central hub and are so inclined to the plane of rotation as to tend to drive a helical path through the substance in which they rotate.
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Origin of screw propeller

First recorded in 1830–40

OTHER WORDS FROM screw propeller

screw-pro·pelled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for screw propeller

screw propeller

noun
an early form of ship's propeller in which an Archimedes' screw is used to produce thrust by accelerating a flow of water

Derived forms of screw propeller

screw-propelled, adjective
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