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jet engine

noun

Simple Definition of jet engine

  • : 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

  1. :  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

1943

First Known Use of jet engine

1943


JET ENGINE Defined for Kids

jet engine

noun

Definition of jet engine

  1. :  an engine in which fuel burns to produce a rush of heated air and gases that shoot out from the rear and drive the engine forward





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