jet stream

noun
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of jet stream

: a long narrow meandering current of high-speed winds near the tropopause blowing from a generally westerly direction and often exceeding a speed of 250 miles (402 kilometers) per hour

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First Known Use of jet stream

1947


JET STREAM Defined for English Language Learners

jet stream

Definition of jet stream for English Language Learners

  • : a strong current of fast winds high above the Earth's surface


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jet stream

noun

Definition of jet stream for Students

: high-speed winds blowing from a westerly direction several miles above the earth's surface

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