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

Word History


aero- + engine entry 1

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aeroengine was in 1907

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“Aeroengine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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