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jet engine

noun

: an engine in which a very strong stream of heated air and gases shoots out from the rear of the engine and pushes the engine forward

Full Definition of JET ENGINE

:  an engine that produces motion as a result of the rearward discharge of a jet of fluid; specifically :  an airplane engine that uses atmospheric oxygen to burn fuel and produces a rearward discharge of heated air and exhaust gases — see airplane illustration

First Known Use of JET ENGINE

1943

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