or fan jet

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  1. Also called turbofan. a jet engine having a large impeller that takes in air, which is used partly for the combustion of fuel and partly as exhaust.
  2. an airplane having one or more such engines.

Origin of fanjet

1880–85, in earlier sense; fan1 + jet1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for fanjet

rocket, fanjet, pulsejet, ramjet, turbofan, turbojet, turboprop

British Dictionary definitions for fanjet


  1. another name for turbofan (def. 1), turbofan (def. 2)
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