Why Is It Called An Aeroplane Propeller?

12 June 2018, 16:23

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Mystery Hour Question

On an aeroplane, why is a propeller called a propeller when it blows air rather than sucking air in?

Gavin from Stanstead

Answer

**Definitive**

Name: James O’ Brien

Qualification: Heard it before

Answer: The propeller propels the plane, even though it impels air. As it propels the plane, even though this is though impelling, it is called a propeller.

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