turboprop engine
noun Date: 1947 a jet engine designed to produce thrust principally by means of a propeller driven by a turbine with additional thrust usually obtained by the rearward discharge of hot exhaust gases

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  • turboprop engine — turbosraigtinis variklis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. propeller jet; turboprop engine vok. Propellerturbine, f; Turboprop Triebwerk, n rus. турбовинтовой двигатель, m pranc. turbopropulseur, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • turboprop engine — turbosraigtinis variklis statusas T sritis Energetika apibrėžtis Variklis, kuris pagrindinę trauką sukuria sraigtu, o papildomą trauką (8–12%) – iš reaktyvinės tūtos ištekančių dujų srove. Tokius variklius turi ikigarsiniai lėktuvai ir… …   Aiškinamasis šiluminės ir branduolinės technikos terminų žodynas

  • turboprop engine — engine that turns propellers to create movement …   English contemporary dictionary

  • turboprop engine — noun Etymology: turbo propeller engine : turbo propeller engine * * * noun, pl ⋯ gines [count] : a type of powerful engine that has a turbine which spins a propeller …   Useful english dictionary

  • turboprop engine — A turbine engine that drives a propeller through a system of reduction gears. Most of the heat energy in the exhaust gases is converted into torque, rather than using its acceleration for propelling the aircraft forward. The propeller is then… …   Aviation dictionary

  • single-shaft turboprop engine — A turboprop engine in which the propeller reduction gears are driven by the same shaft that drives the compressor for the gas generator. See geared engine …   Aviation dictionary

  • fixed-shaft turboprop engine — An arrangement in which the propeller is driven by the shaft carrying the compressor(s) and the turbine of a turboprop engine …   Aviation dictionary

  • free turbine turboprop engine — A turboprop engine in which a separate turbine, one that is not a gas generator, drives the propeller. See free turbine …   Aviation dictionary

  • turboprop — [tʉr′bō präp΄] n. [ TURBO + PROP(ELLER)] 1. a turbojet engine whose turbine shaft, through reduction gears, drives a propeller that develops most of the thrust: in full turboprop engine 2. an aircraft propelled by such an engine …   English World dictionary

  • Turboprop — A turboprop engine is a type of aircraft powerplant that uses a gas turbine engine to drive a propeller. The gas turbine is designed specifically for this application, with almost all of its output being used to drive the propeller. The engine s… …   Wikipedia

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