an airplane equipped with one or more turbo-propeller engines.

1940–45; turbo- + prop3

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turboprop (ˌtɜːbəʊˈprɒp)
1.  an aircraft propulsion unit where a propeller is driven by a gas turbine
2.  an aircraft powered by turboprops

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Maybe it's the low rumble of nearby construction or the high whine of a turboprop.
Details are limited, but it appears to use conventional turboprop engines.
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