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jet engine

an engine, as an aircraft engine, that produces forward motion by the rearward exhaust of a jet of fluid or heated air and gases.
Also called jet, jet motor.
Origin of jet engine
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Furthermore, if he were using any sort of prop, or a jet engine, the noise would give him away.

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  • If you have ever stood near a running tip-jet, or any jet engine, I think you will know what Ezekiel means.

British Dictionary definitions for jet engine

jet engine

a gas turbine, esp one fitted to an aircraft
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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jet engine in Science
jet engine  
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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