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 One of the women mentioned the airlines were looking for flight attendants -- the advent of the jet engine had opened up international travel and airlines were booming. Philip Keith For Cnn, CNN, 18 Aug. 2022 Resembling some sort of jet engine activated by a chunky, old-school toggle switch, the MetroVac Vac N Blo Compact Wall Mount is a true beast. Collin Morgan And Jon Langston, Car and Driver, 26 Aug. 2022 Scientists have long warned of potential dangers from breathing heated jet engine oil, which contains tricresyl phosphate, or TCP, a highly toxic chemical that can damage the nervous system. Kiera Feldmanstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2022 To accommodate the new fuel, the team is also developing new jet engine components, using a Boeing 737-8 as a base model. Dana Givens, Robb Report, 5 Aug. 2022 More shop visits for parts and repairs and rising jet engine manufacturing powered a 16% increase in second-quarter sales at Pratt & Whitney, its parent company, Raytheon Technologies Corp., said Tuesday. Stephen Singer, Hartford Courant, 26 July 2022 The heat escaping into the street through an open door was quickly backfilled with more from the jet engine rush of the burners. Kate Selig,, 23 July 2022 Ranging between the size of a shipping container and a jet engine, these smaller scale reactors are designed to be more nimble than traditional nuclear power plants. Sarah Wells, Popular Mechanics, 22 July 2022 The Flash Fire has a 12,000 horsepower jet engine and reaches speeds exceeding 350 mph. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 6 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of jet engine

1933, in the meaning defined above

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23 Sep 2022

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“Jet engine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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: 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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