Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “propeller”

See all translations

propeller

noun [C] uk   /prəˈpel.ər/ us    // ( informal prop)
a device that causes a ship or aircraft to move, consisting of two or more blades that turn round at high speed
Translations of “propeller”
in Korean 프로펠러…
in Arabic مَرْوَحة…
in Portuguese hélice…
in Catalan hèlice…
in Japanese プロペラ, スクリュー…
in Italian elica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 螺旋槳…
in Russian пропеллер, винт…
in Turkish pervane…
in Chinese (Simplified) 螺旋桨…
in Polish śmigło…
(Definition of propeller from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of propeller?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “propeller” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More