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Prop vs. Propeller

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Propnoun

An object placed against or under another, to support it; anything that supports.

‘They stuck a block of wood under it as a prop.’;

Propellernoun

One who, or that which, propels.

Propnoun

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

Propellernoun

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.

Propnoun

One of the seashells in the game of props.

Propellernoun

A steamboat thus propelled; a screw steamer.

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Propnoun

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.’;

Propellernoun

One who, or that which, propels.

Propnoun

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

Propellernoun

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.

Propnoun

The propeller of an aircraft.

Propellernoun

A steamboat thus propelled; a screw steamer.

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Propnoun

A proposition, especially on an election-day ballot.

Propellernoun

a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water

Propnoun

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Propellernoun

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

Propverb

To support or shore up something.

‘Try using a phone book to prop up the table where the foot is missing.’;

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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Propverb

(intransitive) to play rugby in the prop position (e.g. [https://books.google.com.hk/books?id=R-0cDQAAQBAJ&pg=PT101&lpg=PT101&dq="to+prop+for"+rugby&source=bl&ots=KluIbeOiRH&sig=ACfU3U0ozAJWF4VJlWBTb8wuhAryTUWlSw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjRpu3borrlAhUa7mEKHZR2A7MQ6AEwEHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q="to%20prop%20for"%20rugby&f=false]

Propverb

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

Propverb

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.

Propnoun

A shell, used as a die. See Props.

Propnoun

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.

Propverb

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.’;

Propnoun

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

Propnoun

any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie;

‘before every scene he ran down his checklist of props’;

Propnoun

a propeller that rotates to push against air

Propverb

support by placing against something solid or rigid;

‘shore and buttress an old building’;

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