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jet plane

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noun
  1. an airplane moved by jet propulsion.

Origin of jet plane

First recorded in 1940–45
Also called jet, jet airplane.
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Examples from the Web for jet plane

Historical Examples

  • And they didn't seem to be going fast enough so that I'd expect to hear a roar like a jet-plane.

    The Fourth Invasion

    Henry Josephs


British Dictionary definitions for jet plane

jet plane

noun
  1. an aircraft powered by one or more jet engines
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