- a jet-assisted takeoff, especially one using auxiliary rocket motors that are jettisoned at the completion of the takeoff.
Origin of jato
1940–45; Amer.; j(et) a(ssisted) t(ake)o(ff)
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Examples from the Web for jato
After the jato thrust, it was traveling nearly 3,400 miles per hour.
Every jato in every pushpot about every launching cage fired at once.
- aeronautics jet-assisted takeoff
C20 j (et -) a (ssisted) t (ake) o (ff)