screw propeller

  1. a propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air
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How To Use screw propeller In A Sentence

  • The subsequent development of the screw propeller, concealed beneath the surface of the water, yielded greater maneuverability as well as greater protection.
  • She was a screw propeller of eight hundred tons, a fast sailer, and the very vessel that had been sent out to the polar regions, to revictual the last expedition of Sir James Ross. Five Weeks in a Balloon
  • The value of apparent viscosity is influenced by the diameter of the screw propeller.
  • He engaged the engine, causing two large screw propellers to whirl frantically and the wood and cloth contraption to lift off the ground.
  • Usually, the fullest efficiency of screw propeller is 75% with the rest energy lost in the way of whirlpool.
  • Her single steel screw propeller was powered by a three-cylinder triple expansion steam engine and developed 162 hp.
  • But steamships were improving as the screw propeller replaced the paddle wheel and iron replaced wood.
  • In 1845, the British Admiralty sponsored a demonstration to determine which was superior, the paddle wheel or screw propeller; the latter clearly won.
  • During a transition period at midcentury, the largest warships retained masts and sails while adding steampower and either paddle wheels or screw propellers.
  • Special shape fiber winding to screw propeller hub splint of helicopter was analyzed.
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