turbojet engine


noun

a jet-propulsion engine in which air from the atmosphere is compressed for combustion by a turbine-driven compressor.

Nearby words

  1. turbocharged,
  2. turbocharger,
  3. turbofan,
  4. turbogenerator,
  5. turbojet,
  6. turboprop,
  7. turbopump,
  8. turboshaft,
  9. turbosupercharger,
  10. turbot

Origin of turbojet engine

First recorded in 1940–45

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British Dictionary definitions for turbojet engine

turbojet engine

noun

a gas turbine in which the exhaust gases provide the propulsive thrust to drive an aircraft
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