aeroengine

noun
aero·​en·​gine | \ ¦er-ō-¦en-jən How to pronounce aeroengine (audio) \
variants: or aero engine
plural aeroengines or aero engines

Definition of aeroengine

: an engine designed to power an aircraft The company plans to build an aeroengine facility in the county, intending to invest $100 million to establish an assembly and test facility for its civil aerospace operations.Richmond (Virginia) Times Dispatch, 19 Dec. 2008

Note: Aeroengines will sometimes be used for other types of vehicles, such as boats, if a builder sees a need for unusual performance specifications.

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First Known Use of aeroengine

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aeroengine

aero- + engine entry 1

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“Aeroengine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aeroengine. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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