plural -s
: a jet engine consisting essentially of a continuous duct or tube of varying diameter which admits air at the forward end, adds heat to it by the combustion of fuel, and discharges it from the after end

Word History


aero- + thermodynamic + duct

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“Athodyd.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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