Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A turbojet engine used to drive an external propeller.
  • n. An aircraft in which a turboprop is used. Also called propjet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of gas turbine aircraft engine that drives and obtains essentially all thrust from an external (typically unducted) propeller.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an airplane with an external propeller that is driven by a turbojet engine

Etymologies

turbo- +‎ prop (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Jubba's 1,000-year old four-engine Russian Ilyushin 18 turboprop is something out of science retro-fiction.

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  • Mr. Pineau and the four other men on the twin turboprop completed their mission and refueled for a new assignment at an airfield in ChuLai on the coast of South Vietnam.

    Pineau, Roland R.

  • The frequency of Latin American turboprop crashing was more than five times the world-wide rate for all commercial aircraft crashes world-wide, and some 50 times higher than the accident rate for jetliners in the U.S.

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  • Grumman E2A Hawkeye was a strange-looking aircraft, with twin turboprop engines, four vertical stabilizers (three of which were actually necessary for controlled flight, the remaining surface being added for appearance's sake), and a large,

    Bushnell, Brian L.

  • Grumman E2A Hawkeye was a strange-looking aircraft, with twin turboprop engines, four vertical stabilizers (three of which were actually necessary for controlled flight, the remaining surface being added for appearance's sake), and a large, 24-foot diameter radome which rotated at six revolutions per minute, on a pylon directly above the fuselage.

    Horchar, Andrew A. Jr.

  • Pesawat bermesin berupa dua unit "turboprop" rolls Royce Dart RDa Mk 536-7R, merupakan pesawat turboprop terlaris yang banyak digunakan baik untuk militer maupun komersial.

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  • The regional turboprop aircraft maker is a joint venture of EADS and Alenia Aeronautica.

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  • They had wings like an airplane, but at each wingtip was an enormous three-bladed rotor attached to a turboprop engine.

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  • The company's website says it operates 44 de Havilland DHC-8 turboprop aircraft, which can carry up to 50 passengers.

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  • The company placed a $446 million order for 15 Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft from Bombardier Inc.'s aerospace unit late last year and has options to buy another 15, which Mr. Sridharan said the company is likely to exercise.

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