screw propeller
noun Date: 1839 propeller

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Screw propeller — Screw Screw (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • screw propeller — n. see PROPELLER …   English World dictionary

  • screw propeller — screw′ propel ler n. aer. propeller 1) • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • screw propeller — screw propelled, adj. 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 …   Universalium

  • screw propeller — noun a propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air • Syn: ↑screw • Hypernyms: ↑propeller, ↑propellor • Part Holonyms: ↑ship, ↑outboard motor, ↑outboard …   Useful english dictionary

  • screw propeller — n. revolving shaft on an airplane or ship that pushes air or water backward to provide forward thrust …   English contemporary dictionary

  • screw propeller — John Ericsson …   Inventors, Inventions

  • screw-propeller — /skru prəˈpɛlə/ (say skrooh pruh peluh) noun a device consisting of a number of specially shaped blades radiating from a central hub, used to propel a vehicle, as a ship …   Australian English dictionary

  • Screw — (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical perforation,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Screw alley — Screw Screw (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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