turbojet engine

a jet-propulsion engine in which air from the atmosphere is compressed for combustion by a turbine-driven compressor.


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turbojet engine
a gas turbine in which the exhaust gases provide the propulsive thrust to drive an aircraft

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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.
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