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airscrew

[air-skroo] /ˈɛərˌskru/
noun, British
1.
an airplane propeller.
Origin of airscrew
1890-1895
1890-95; air1 + screw
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  • The Fokkers late in 1915 had been fitted with guns which fired through the airscrew.

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.
  • A good illustration of this may be found in the question of the airscrew.

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.
  • The motive power was supplied by twisted strands of rubber which, as they untwisted, turned the airscrew.

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.
  • On this scale he was successful with a machine driven by an airscrew and with a machine driven by the flapping of wings.

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.
  • (p. 103) A later difficulty caused by the forward position of the airscrew had nothing to do with flying.

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.
  • This ship, with an airscrew driven by manpower, attained a speed of five and a half miles an hour.

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.
  • In all but a few types of machine the airscrew is now retained in the forward position.

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.
  • The observer, being seated in the very prow of the machine, could fire a gun forward without being obstructed by the airscrew.

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.
  • The machine gun soon followed, but its use in tractor machines was impracticable on account of the danger of hitting the airscrew.

    Aviation in Peace and War Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes
British Dictionary definitions for airscrew

airscrew

/ˈɛəˌskruː/
noun
1.
(Brit) an aircraft propeller
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