Definition of turboprop in English:


Syllabification: tur·bo·prop
Pronunciation: /ˈtərbōˌpräp


  • 1A jet engine in which a turbine is used to drive a propeller.
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    • Its engines consist of four turboprops with contrarotating propellers located on the wings.
    • This type of powerplant was ideal for lower performance aircraft that could substitute their piston engines for the turboprop.
    • The combination of a proven airframe with a turboprop engine widely used in eastern Europe and Russia was perceived to be an attractive way to bring a new design to market relatively quickly.
  • 1.1An aircraft powered by a turboprop.
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    • His program was an aircraft hangar, filled with almost every variety of primitive aircraft, from a turboprop trainer to a hang glider.
    • In a turboprop aircraft, putting the props in the beta position creates an extraordinary speed brake.
    • Buying a turboprop aircraft as a backup is ‘a possibility,’ according to Famin.

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