propelled by a jet engine or engines.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for jet-propelled

Historical Examples of jet-propelled

  • 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

  • The air bubble, however, even with its jet-propelled platform, also proved inadequate for the research job.

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

    Starman's Quest

    Robert Silverberg

  • 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



driven by jet propulsion
informal very fast
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