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Nautical Term:

variable pitch (adj)

Definition:

Referring to a propeller`s blades, having the capability to rotate so as to change the angle of the blade to the water. In practice this capability offers the operator of the vessel the option of reducing or increasing the thrust of the propeller, or reducing the drag of the propeller when the vessel is under sail and the engine is shut down

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