noun ath·o·dyd \ˈathəˌdid\

Definition of athodyd



  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of athodyd

aero- + thermodynamic + duct

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a brief usually trivial fact

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