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jet engine

an engine, as an aircraft engine, that produces forward motion by the rearward exhaust of a jet of fluid or heated air and gases.
Also called jet, jet motor.
Origin of jet engine
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for jet engine
  • Two years later, he is a jet engine mechanic, having also also earned college credits.
  • The inject the oxygen and water mix into hot compressed chamber of a jet engine.
  • Yet the human ear can hear and process sounds ranging from a pin drop to the roar of a jet engine.
  • She wears earplugs and rests her head on foam cushions to dampen the device's roar, as loud as a jet engine.
  • When finished, it will be powered by a jet engine bolted to a rocket.
  • Then the firm discovered that our casting process was perfect for making the concave blades used in the hot end of a jet engine.
  • The lift fan was essentially a means of harnessing some of the power of the jet engine and using it to lift the plane straight up.
  • However, at some point the pilot reduced the jet engine power to idle.
  • The jagged edge mixes the airflow coming out of the jet engine in a way that reduces turbulence.
  • Then you feel as if you are planted behind a jet engine as it prepares for takeoff.
British Dictionary definitions for jet engine

jet engine

a gas turbine, esp one fitted to an aircraft
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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jet engine in Science
jet engine  
An engine, generally a gas turbine, that develops thrust from a jet of hot gases produced by burning fuel in a combustion chamber.
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