supercavitating propeller


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supercavitating propeller

[¦sü·pər′kav·ə‚tād·iŋ prə′pel·ər]
(naval architecture)
A marine propeller which has special blade sections so that at sufficiently high speed the whole back of each blade becomes enveloped by a smooth sheet of cavitation.
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