jet·​lin·​er | \ ˈjet-ˌlī-nər How to pronounce jetliner (audio) \

Definition of jetliner

: a jet-propelled airliner

Examples of jetliner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The jetliner went down Jan. 8 on the outskirts of Tehran during takeoff, just hours after Iran launched a barrage of missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq. Washington Post, "Sweden: Iran to compensate Ukraine plane crash victims," 2 July 2020 The Max models offer 138 to 204 seats, and the jetliner can fly up to 3,000 miles. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "6 reasons Boeing’s financial picture may be brighter than most assume," 20 June 2020 That helps explain why the jetliner has remained grounded for more than a year, the Federal Aviation Administration's chief said Wednesday. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "FAA explains why it's taking so long to fix the grounded Boeing 737 jetliner," 17 June 2020 That same day, the Guard accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner in Tehran, killing 176 people. Fox News, "Iran appears to build fake aircraft carrier as tensions with US grow," 10 June 2020 The planemaker meanwhile is taking steps to restart production of its 737 Max jetliner, which has been halted since January as Boeing works with regulators to end a 14-month global grounding following two fatal crashes. Julie Johnsson,, "Boeing Begins Cutting Workforce With 6,770 Layoffs in U.S.," 3 June 2020 Now airlines are making strategic decisions which could hasten the demise of the world’s largest commercial jetliner. Charlotte Ryan,, "Virus Sidelines A380 Superjet, the Biggest Plane in the Skies," 26 May 2020 Airbus has announced the inauguration of its new Final Assembly Line hangar in Mobile and provided an early look at the first A220 jetliner to be built within it. al, "Airbus: New Mobile assembly line is ‘open for business’," 19 May 2020 The company’s 737 Max commercial jetliner has been grounded for more than a year after flawed flight-control systems played a role in two deadly crashes that killed 346 people. Aaron Gregg,, "Boeing to slash 10 percent of its workforce amid pandemic fallout, Max grounding," 29 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of jetliner

1949, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jul 2020

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“Jetliner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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US : a large jet airplane used for carrying passengers

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