jato

[ jey-toh ]

noun,plural ja·tos.
  1. a jet-assisted takeoff, especially one using auxiliary rocket motors that are jettisoned at the completion of the takeoff.

Origin of jato

1
1940–45; Amer.; j(et)a(ssisted)t(ake)o(ff)

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How to use jato in a sentence

  • Lula was swept up in Lava jato as well, right as Rousseff was accused of accounting tricks to jumpstart the economy.

  • 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) /


nounplural -tos
  1. aeronautics jet-assisted takeoff

Origin of jato

1
C20 j (et -) a (ssisted) t (ake) o (ff)

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