airstream engine

noun
variants: or airstream motor

Definition of airstream engine

: a jet engine that unlike a rocket depends upon the oxygen in the surrounding atmosphere for combustion

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First Known Use of airstream engine

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Airstream engine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airstream%20engine. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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