- propelled by a jet engine or engines.
- Informal. having a force or speed suggesting something propelled by a jet engine; fast or powerful.
Origin of jet-propelled
First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for jet-propelled
The spear pointing straight toward Mallory's breastplate had something of the aspect of a jet-propelled flagpole.A Knyght Ther Was
Robert F. Young
The air bubble, however, even with its jet-propelled platform, also proved inadequate for the research job.Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung
A jet-propelled omnibus that travelled over the roofs of the buildings, Alan thought.Starman's Quest
And the irascible officer thundered through the door like a jet-propelled tank!Danger in Deep Space
- driven by jet propulsion
- informal very fast
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