jet propulsion

noun

Definition of jet propulsion

: 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

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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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