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jet plane

an airplane moved by jet propulsion.
Also called jet, jet airplane.
Origin of jet plane
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It might be called a jet plane, but it was not of any type ever before used.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
  • You wouldn't need much more than a jet plane to get from one of these planetoids to another.

  • Commander Stanley Morgan boarded a jet plane on the Australian desert that night.

  • No one would have trouble drawing a line between a jet plane and a suit of clothing, to take an extreme example.

    East-West Trade Trends Harold E. Stassen
  • He telephoned the airfield to have a jet plane with lifters readied for take-off.

  • It was a pushpot, which could not possibly be called a jet plane because it could not possibly fly.

    Space Tug Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for jet plane

jet plane

an aircraft powered by one or more jet engines
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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