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turbojet engine

a jet-propulsion engine in which air from the atmosphere is compressed for combustion by a turbine-driven compressor.
Origin of turbojet engine
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They claimed the turbojet engine would be too heavy and fuel inefficient.
  • The missile was powered by a turbojet engine and cruised at subsonic speeds, going supersonic in its dive to the target.
British Dictionary definitions for turbojet engine

turbojet engine

a gas turbine in which the exhaust gases provide the propulsive thrust to drive an aircraft
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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