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jet-propelled

[jet-pruh-peld] /ˈdʒɛt prəˈpɛld/
adjective
1.
propelled by a jet engine or engines.
2.
Informal. having a force or speed suggesting something propelled by a jet engine; fast or powerful.
Origin of jet-propelled
1875-1880
1875-80
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Historical Examples
  • The air bubble, however, even with its jet-propelled platform, also proved inadequate for the research job.

  • The spear pointing straight toward Mallory's breastplate had something of the aspect of a jet-propelled flagpole.

    A Knyght Ther Was Robert F. Young
  • A jet-propelled omnibus that travelled over the roofs of the buildings, Alan thought.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • And the irascible officer thundered through the door like a jet-propelled tank!

    Danger in Deep Space Carey Rockwell
British Dictionary definitions for jet-propelled

jet-propelled

adjective
1.
driven by jet propulsion
2.
(informal) very fast
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