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jet engine

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noun
  1. an engine, as an aircraft engine, that produces forward motion by the rearward exhaust of a jet of fluid or heated air and gases.

Origin of jet engine

First recorded in 1940–45
Also called jet, jet motor.
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Historical Examples

  • The smell of goop and fuser and heat filled the room, and an air-conditioner like a jet-engine labored to keep things cool.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow


British Dictionary definitions for jet engine

jet engine

noun
  1. a gas turbine, esp one fitted to an aircraft
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jet engine in Science

jet engine

  1. An engine, generally a gas turbine, that develops thrust from a jet of hot gases produced by burning fuel in a combustion chamber.
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