- The action of driving or pushing forward: they dive and use their wings for propulsion under waterMore example sentences
- The propulsion and power systems are controlled from the Machinery Control Room.
- This kick has more forward propulsion and causes the hips to rise, just like in butterfly.
- In electric traction, the first inventions for propulsion of vehicles were by battery-stored power.
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- A box-like structure on the propeller shaft, the thrust bearing transfers propulsive force from the propeller shaft to the hull of the ship.
- The propulsive beat went with the bad roads, wild driving and free-form mix of human and animal passengers.
- A propulsive charge sends the shell into the air.
early 17th century (in the sense 'expulsion'): from medieval Latin propulsio(n-), from Latin propellere 'drive before (oneself)'.