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 for Propeller
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Propeller \Pro*pel"ler\, n.
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     1. One who, or that which, propels.
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     2. A contrivance for propelling a steam vessel, usually
        consisting of a screw placed in the stern under water, and
        made to revolve by an engine; a propeller wheel.
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     3. A steamboat thus propelled; a screw steamer.
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     Propeller wheel,the screw, usually having two or more
        blades, used in propelling a vessel.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or
           water [syn: propeller, propellor]

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