an airplane equipped with one or more turbo-propeller engines.

Origin of turboprop

First recorded in 1940–45; turbo- + prop3
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Examples from the Web for turboprop

Contemporary Examples of turboprop

  • The EP-3E is a big plane, powered by four turboprop engines and carrying a crew of 24.

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  • But Clive Irving points to some troubling instances in which other turboprop planes failed in icy weather.

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British Dictionary definitions for turboprop



an aircraft propulsion unit where a propeller is driven by a gas turbine
an aircraft powered by turboprops
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