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propeller wash

noun, Aeronautics
the backwash from a propeller. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Resuspension of sediment by wind-generated waves, currents, and propeller wash should be evaluated.
  • These sediments migrate with the tide, and are typically are stirred up by propeller wash or strong currents.
  • The propeller wash from an outboard motor or pumps can help circulate the rotenone through the water.
  • The propeller wash from heavily loaded lake vessels and tugboats also produces the shoaling of harbors.

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