[ UK /ˈe‍əskɹuː/ ]
  1. a propeller that rotates to push against air
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How To Use airscrew In A Sentence

  • Both companies experimented with variable-pitch metal airscrews in the U.K. during WW1, although none such enjoyed use in normal service.
  • 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
  • This was the variable-pitch airscrew, which made take-off and landing safer and increased the aircraft's maneuverability and climb during com - bat. The HurricaneStory
  • More recently the fitting of three-blade constant-speed airscrews has greatly improved the aircraft's take-off and climb and added a further 5 m.p.h. to the top speed.
  • One envisages disposing the airscrews or the fans at the rear of the engine.
  • This helicopter had four lifting airscrews and five auxiliary propellers.
  • Verkan Vall read of a Fourth Level aviator, in his little airscrew-drive craft, sighting nine high-flying saucerlike objects. Police Operation
  • It had to be risked, and I shoved the airscrews into fine pitch.
  • A later difficulty caused by the forward position of the airscrew had nothing to do with flying. The War in the Air; Vol. 1 The Part played in the Great War by the Royal Air Force
  • In 1480, Leonardo da Vinci drew his famous ‘airscrew’ machine which could never have flown.
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