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jet engine

noun
1.
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
1940-1945
1940-45
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jet engine

noun
1.
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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