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jet propulsion

the propulsion of a body by its reaction to a force ejecting a gas or a liquid from it. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for jet propulsion
  • His novel jet propulsion merely meant that he broke his neck, rather than his legs.
  • jet propulsion is a popular but problematic way to get around, for humans and animals both.
  • Typical jet propulsion pushes water in a straight stream.
  • For all these flying squid species, jet propulsion is the key for getting out of the water in the first place.
  • Each story was a report, essentially a series of gags, rather than a story with its own comic jet propulsion.
British Dictionary definitions for jet propulsion

jet propulsion

propulsion by means of a jet of fluid
propulsion by means of a gas turbine, esp when the exhaust gases provide the propulsive thrust
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jet propulsion in Science
jet propulsion  
  1. The driving of an aircraft by the powerful thrust developed when a jet of gas is forced out of a jet engine.

  2. Propulsion by means of any fluid that is forced out in a stream in the opposite direction. Squids, octopuses, and cuttlefish, for example, jet their way through the ocean by taking in and then quickly expelling water.

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