jet engine

noun

: 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 However, the jet engine has been evolving for over 80 years and those percentage improvements have been getting more difficult. Amy Jankovsky, IEEE Spectrum, 30 Nov. 2023 Aviation regulators have said AOG supplied an unknown number of jet engine spare parts backed by falsified airworthiness documentation, kicking off a worldwide effort by the industry to hunt down more components. Mary Schlangenstein, Fortune, 18 Sep. 2023 And as a parting gift, Modi will likely leave the United States having secured a long-coveted deal for General Electric to share technology and jointly produce military jet engines with India. Sumit Ganguly, Foreign Affairs, 20 June 2023 Modern jet engines can achieve incredible amounts of thrust, handily pushing the mass of the reindeer forward. Paul M. Sutter, Discover Magazine, 11 Dec. 2023 The soldiers in the pits were being hit by sound waves measuring up to 160 decibels — several times more intense than the sound energy of a jet engine. Dave Philipps, New York Times, 11 Dec. 2023 It is already being used in jet engines, but is blended with traditional fuel. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 28 Nov. 2023 Makers of everything from Post-it Notes to jet engines to business software clued in Wall Street Tuesday on their 2023 outlooks. David Uberti, WSJ, 24 Oct. 2023 Government funding helped develop the satellite, the jet engine, the snowmobile and the microwave oven. David Leonhardt, New York Times, 17 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jet engine was in 1933

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“Jet engine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jet%20engine. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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jet engine

noun
: an engine that produces motion as a result of the rearward discharge of a jet of fluid
especially : an aircraft engine that uses atmospheric oxygen to burn fuel and produces a rearward discharge of heated air and exhaust gases

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