jet engine

noun
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:
1940–45

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jet engine
 
n
a gas turbine, esp one fitted to an aircraft

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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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