American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British An airplane propeller.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an airplane propeller.
- n. a propeller that rotates to push against air
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“The working range of the fuel screw on a four-stroke engine is one to three half-turns out, while the airscrew on a two-stroke engine has a working range of one-and-a-quarter to two half-turns out.”
“This was the variable-pitch airscrew, which made take-off and landing safer and increased the aircraft's maneuverability and climb during com - bat.”
“Verkan Vall read of a Fourth Level aviator, in his little airscrew-drive craft, sighting nine high-flying saucerlike objects.”
“On the other hand, the single-seater tractors were potentially the superior fighters, and in order to protect the blades of the airscrew the French were the first to use deflector blades on them in tractor machines.”
“Our early single-seater tractors were fitted with a Lewis gun fixed so as to fire over or at the side of the airscrew and actuated by a bowden wire, the most efficient, though not the most numerous, fighting machines at the end of 1915 being the Bristol Scouts.”
“The machine gun soon followed, but its use in tractor machines was impracticable on account of the danger of hitting the airscrew.”
“The monoplane, from the first, was a 'tractor' machine; its airscrew was in front of the planes, and its body, or fuselage, was covered in and streamlined, so as to offer the least possible resistance to the air.”
“A later difficulty caused by the forward position of the airscrew had nothing to do with flying.”
“Great Britain, maintained that the greatest hindrances to the solution of the problem of mechanical flight have always been the balloon and the airscrew.”
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