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jet plane

an airplane moved by jet propulsion.
Also called jet, jet airplane.
Origin of jet plane
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It might be called a jet plane, but it was not of any type ever before used.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
  • It was a pushpot, which could not possibly be called a jet plane because it could not possibly fly.

    Space Tug Murray Leinster
  • Commander Stanley Morgan boarded a jet plane on the Australian desert that night.

  • You wouldn't need much more than a jet plane to get from one of these planetoids to another.

  • No one would have trouble drawing a line between a jet plane and a suit of clothing, to take an extreme example.

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  • He telephoned the airfield to have a jet plane with lifters readied for take-off.

British Dictionary definitions for jet plane

jet plane

an aircraft powered by one or more jet engines
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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