variable-pitch

[ vair-ee-uh-buhl-pich ]
/ ˈvɛər i ə bəlˈpɪtʃ /

adjective Aeronautics, Nautical.

(of a propeller) controllable-pitch.

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Example sentences 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