airstream engine

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of airstream engine was in 1945

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“Airstream engine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airstream%20engine. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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