Impeller vs. Propeller

Impeller vs. Propeller — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Impeller and Propeller

Impellernoun

One that impels, as a rotating device used to force a fluid in a desired direction under pressure.

Propellernoun

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.

Impellernoun

A rotor or rotor blade.

Propellernoun

One who, or that which, propels.

Impellernoun

Something which or someone who impels, usually a part of a pump.

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.

Impellernoun

the blade of a rotor (as in the compressor of a jet engine)

Propellernoun

A steamboat thus propelled; a screw steamer.

Propellernoun

a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water