jet engine


Definition of jet engine

: an engine that produces motion as a result of the rearward discharge of a jet of fluid specifically : an airplane engine that uses atmospheric oxygen to burn fuel and produces a rearward discharge of heated air and exhaust gases — see airplane illustration

Examples of jet engine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The EmDrive is able to produce the sort of maneuvers described, without the heat output or noise of a jet engine. David Hambling, Forbes, 29 June 2021 Fuel consumption improved and reliability soared, so much so that corrosion—rather than wear and tear—is the greatest enemy of the modern jet engine. Walter J. Boyne And Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, 23 May 2021 There is also a middle deck featuring a two-person outdoor shower with hot and cold water and a hot tub created from a DC-10 jet engine cowling. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 11 July 2021 The list would also further fund Air Force command and control projects, support the U-2 spy plane program, and add resources to efforts to develop a new fighter jet engine. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 3 June 2021 Speaking of that jet engine whine, this laptop definitely gets hot. Dave Johnson, Forbes, 10 June 2021 JetTrain was not the first attempt to bring jet engine technology to the rails. Ben Jones, CNN, 8 June 2021 As jet engine power increased, larger aircraft could be built with fewer engines. Walter J. Boyne And Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, 23 May 2021 CtW has an ally at the jet engine plant in Lynn, where the IUE-CWA Local 201 represents more than 1,200 workers., 4 May 2021

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First Known Use of jet engine

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jet engine was in 1933

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25 Jul 2021

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“Jet engine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of jet engine

: an engine in which a very strong stream of heated air and gases shoots out from the rear of the engine and pushes the engine forward

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Kids Definition of jet engine

: an engine in which fuel burns to produce a rush of heated air and gases that shoot out from the rear and drive the engine forward

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