jet·lin·er | \ˈjet-ˌlī-nər \

Definition of jetliner 

: a jet-propelled airliner

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That gap could narrow if Beijing expands its levies on Boeing’s 737 jetliner, the largest source of profit for the plane maker. Bloomberg,, "China's Xi can make life tough for U.S. companies, from Apple to Walmart," 20 June 2018 Airbus Group SE signed off on a contract with Iran for 100 jetliners, worth about $19 billion at list prices, while Boeing Co. and Iran's Aseman airline signed a $3 billion agreement for 30 737 Max jets. Ksenia Galouchko, Houston Chronicle, "Investors in oil stocks can thank Trump for Iran jitters," 8 May 2018 For years, Boeing and Airbus focused on larger, more-profitable jetliners and shifted away from the smaller planes, which have similar development costs but sell for lower prices. Fortune, "Boeing and Embraer Are Forming a $4.75 Billion Commercial Jet Venture," 5 July 2018 In 1988, pro-Iranian Shiite (SHEE'-eyet) Muslim hijackers who had seized a Kuwait Airways jetliner on April 5 killed one of their hostages as the plane sat on the ground in Larnaca, Cyprus. azcentral, "AZ Memo: Flood of 2014 could cost Mesa; Gilbert leaders praise beginning with Park University; Study: Men more likely think they're smarter," 9 Apr. 2018 In 1988, pro-Iranian Shiite Muslim hijackers who had seized a Kuwait Airways jetliner on April 5 killed one of their hostages as the plane sat on the ground in Larnaca, Cyprus. Cliff Pinckard,, "Vehicle drags 2 Cleveland police officers during arrest attempt," 9 Apr. 2018 Chinese aviation authorities are investigating how the cockpit windshield of a Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319 jetliner blew out in midair, endangering the plane and those on board. Trefor Moss, WSJ, "China Investigating How Cockpit Windshield Blew Out of Sichuan Airlines Flight," 15 May 2018 American Airlines grounded all 300 of its MD-80 jetliners amid safety concerns about wiring bundles; the carrier ended up canceling more than 3,000 flights over the next four days., "Today in History: April 8, 2018," 8 Apr. 2018 Mr Macron said China planned to buy 184 Airbus A320 jetliners. The Economist, "Politics this week," 13 Jan. 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of jetliner

: a large jet airplane used for carrying passengers

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