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Prop vs. Propeller

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Prop

An object placed beneath or against a structure to keep it from falling or shaking; a support.
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Propeller

A propeller is a device with a rotating hub and radiating blades that are set at a pitch to form a helical spiral, that, when rotated, exerts linear thrust upon a working fluid, such as water or air. Propellers are used to pump fluid through a pipe or duct, or to create thrust to propel a boat through water or an aircraft through air.
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Prop

One that serves as a means of support or assistance.
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Propeller

A mechanical device for propelling a boat or aircraft, consisting of a revolving shaft with two or more broad, angled blades attached to it.
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Prop

Any of the articles other than costumes and scenery used by an actor or performer during a performance on stage or in a film.
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Propeller

A device for propelling an aircraft or boat, consisting of a spinning shaft with radiating angled blades that thrust air or water in the direction opposite the desired direction of travel.
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Prop

Someone or something displayed to impress others or provide a false impression.
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Propeller

One who, or that which, propels.
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Prop

A propeller.
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Propeller

A mechanical device with evenly-shaped blades that turn on a shaft to push against air or water, especially one used to propel an aircraft or boat.
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Prop

To support by placing something beneath or against; shore up.
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Propeller

A steamboat thus propelled; a screw steamer.
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Prop

An object placed against or under another, to support it; anything that supports.
They stuck a block of wood under it as a prop.
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Propeller

(fishing) A spinnerbait.
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Prop

(rugby) The player on either side of the hooker in a scrum.
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Propeller

One who, or that which, propels.
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Prop

Any of the seashells in the game of props.
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Propeller

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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Prop

An item placed on a stage or set to create a scene or scenario in which actors perform.
They used the trophy as a prop in the movie.
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Propeller

A steamboat thus propelled; a screw steamer.
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Prop

An item placed within an advertisement in order to suggest a style of living etc.
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Propeller

A mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water
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Prop

The propeller of an aircraft.
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Prop

A proposition, especially on an election-day ballot.
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Prop

(rocketry) rocket fuel}}
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Prop

To support or shore up something.
Try using a phone book to prop up the table where the foot is missing.
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Prop

(intransitive) To play rugby in the prop position.
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Prop

To position the feet of (a person) while sitting, lying down, or reclining so that the knees are elevated at a higher level.
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Prop

To manually start the engine of a propeller-driven aircraft with no electric starter by pulling vigorously on one of the propeller blades using the hands, so that the propeller can catch ignition.
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Prop

A shell, used as a die. See Props.
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Prop

That which sustains an incumbent weight; that on which anything rests or leans for support; a support; a stay; as, a prop for a building.
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Prop

To support, or prevent from falling, by placing something under or against; as, to prop up a fence or an old building; (Fig.) to sustain; to maintain; as, to prop a declining state.
Till the bright mountains prop the incumbent sky.
For being not propp'd by ancestry.
I prop myself upon those few supports that are left me.
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Prop

A support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling
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Prop

Any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie;
Before every scene he ran down his checklist of props
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Prop

A propeller that rotates to push against air
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Prop

Support by placing against something solid or rigid;
Shore and buttress an old building
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