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jato

[ jey-toh ]
/ ˈdʒeɪ toʊ /
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noun, plural ja·tos.

a jet-assisted takeoff, especially one using auxiliary rocket motors that are jettisoned at the completion of the takeoff.

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Origin of jato

1940–45; Amer.; j(et)a(ssisted)t(ake)o(ff)
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How to use jato in a sentence

  • They'd fired jato rockets, all at once, and so pushed its speed up to the preposterous.

    Space Tug|Murray Leinster
  • The pushpots were jet motors in frames and metal skin, with built-in jato rocket tubes besides their engines.

    Space Tug|Murray Leinster
  • After the jato thrust, it was traveling nearly 3,400 miles per hour.

    Space Tug|Murray Leinster
  • Every jato in every pushpot about every launching cage fired at once.

    Space Tug|Murray Leinster

British Dictionary definitions for jato

jato
/ (ˈdʒeɪtəʊ) /

noun plural -tos

aeronautics jet-assisted takeoff

Word Origin for jato

C20 j (et -) a (ssisted) t (ake) o (ff)
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