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propeller (n.)

1780, "one who or that which that propels," agent noun from propel. In the mechanical sense, 1809, "device for moving vessels on or under the water;" of flying machines, 1842 in a broad, theoretical sense; in the specific modern sense, 1853.

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Definitions of propeller

propeller (n.)
a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water;
Synonyms: propellor
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