Definition of propeller-head in English:

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propeller-head

noun

informal
A person who has an obsessive interest in computers or technology: only a few years ago, those of us using the Internet were nerds and propeller-heads
More example sentences
  • One of the propeller-heads in the front office noticed the stats of a pitcher on a small college team.
  • The numbers can by consent, pretty much look after themselves, with some tender loving care from propeller-heads.
  • Keep it up, and don't let neurotic propeller-heads ever made you think anything is wrong.

Origin

1980s: probably with reference to a beanie hat with a propeller on top, popularized by science fiction enthusiasts.

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