[ jet-pruh-peld ]

  1. propelled by a jet engine or engines.

  2. 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

Words Nearby jet-propelled Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use jet-propelled in a sentence

  • A jet-propelled omnibus that travelled over the roofs of the buildings, Alan thought.

    Starman's Quest | Robert Silverberg
  • Once things started to move with Steve Ames, they moved strictly jet-propelled.

    The Caves of Fear | John Blaine
  • The air bubble, however, even with its jet-propelled platform, also proved inadequate for the research job.

  • 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
  • And the irascible officer thundered through the door like a jet-propelled tank!

    Danger in Deep Space | Carey Rockwell

British Dictionary definitions for jet-propelled


  1. driven by jet propulsion

  2. informal very fast

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