variable-pitch

[ vair-ee-uh-buh l-pich ]
/ ˈvɛər i ə bəlˈpɪtʃ /
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adjective Aeronautics, Nautical.

(of a propeller) controllable-pitch.

Nearby words

  1. variable region,
  2. variable resistor,
  3. variable star,
  4. variable-density wind tunnel,
  5. variable-geometry,
  6. variable-rate,
  7. variance,
  8. variant,
  9. variant creutzfeldt-jakob disease,
  10. variate

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Examples from the Web for variable-pitch

  • It had flaps which permitted slow landings and short take-offs, and it had retractable landing gear and variable-pitch propeller.

    The Golden Skull|John Blaine