Turboprop definition

tûrbō-prŏp
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A turbojet engine used to drive an external propeller.
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An aircraft in which a turboprop is used.
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A turbojet engine whose turbine shaft, through reduction gears, drives a propeller that develops most of the thrust.
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An aircraft propelled by such an engine.
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A type of gas turbine aircraft engine that drives and obtains essentially all thrust from an external (typically unducted) propeller.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
turboprop
Plural:
turboprops

Origin of turboprop

  • turbo- +"Ž prop

    From Wiktionary