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propeller Syllabification: pro·pel·ler
Pronunciation: /prəˈpelər/

Definition of propeller in English:

noun

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A mechanical device for propelling a boat or aircraft, consisting of a revolving shaft with two or more broad, angled blades attached to it.
Example sentences
  • One engine on the top of the aircraft is attached to large propellers that produce lift, much like a helicopter.
  • As it was slowing to a stop, the aircraft shuddered and its landing gear collapsed, propellers digging into the runway.
  • The drone of aircraft propellers and thump of helicopter rotors made way for screaming auto engines and squealing tyres.
Synonyms
rotor, screw (propeller)
informal prop

Words that rhyme with propeller

a cappella, Arabella, Bella, bestseller, Capella, cellar, Cinderella, citronella, Clarabella, corella, Daniela, Della, dispeller, dweller, Ella, expeller, favela, fella, fellah, feller, Fenella, Floella, foreteller, Heller, impeller, interstellar, Keller, Louella, Mandela, mortadella, mozzarella, Nigella, novella, paella, panatella, patella, predella, queller, quinella, repeller, rosella, rubella, salmonella, Santiago de Compostela, seller, smeller, speller, Stella, stellar, tarantella, teller, umbrella, Viyella

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