jet propulsion

noun

Definition of jet propulsion

  1. :  propulsion of a body produced by the forwardly directed forces of the reaction resulting from the rearward discharge of a jet of fluid; especially :  propulsion of an airplane by jet engines

1855

First Known Use of jet propulsion

1855


JET PROPULSION Defined for English Language Learners

jet propulsion

noun

Definition of jet propulsion for English Language Learners

  • : the use of a jet engine to create forward movement of an airplane, missile, etc.



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