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

Definition of jetliner

: a jet-propelled airliner

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An Air Force jetliner carrying Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and American business executives crashed in Croatia, killing all 35 people aboard. azcentral, "AZ Memo: Maricopa Community Colleges faculty seek $850K; Should home businesses have fewer restrictions; Star found by Lowell Observatory," 3 Apr. 2018 Ulrich Wegener, the police commando who led the 1977 West German raid that rescued 90 people from a Lufthansa jetliner that four militants had hijacked and flown to Somalia, died on Dec. 28 in Cologne. Sewell Chan And Melissa Eddy, New York Times, "Ulrich Wegener, German Commando Who Ended 1977 Hijacking, Is Dead," 3 Jan. 2018 Rolls-Royce designs and develops power systems for use in transportation, including engines for Boeing Co. and Airbus SE jetliners. Sara Castellanos, WSJ, "Rolls-Royce Looks to CTO to Reduce Carbon Footprint," 6 May 2019 The nightmare scenario for air-safety regulators and drone proponents is a fatal collision between a large jetliner and an unmanned aircraft—something that hasn’t happened. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "Mayhem at Gatwick Shows Limits of Drone-Monitoring Efforts," 20 Dec. 2018 Airbus earlier booked an order for eight new A350 jetliners in July. Eliza Haverstock, The Seattle Times, "Boeing’s monthly 737 deliveries tumble to lowest since 2012 on factory jam," 14 Aug. 2018 The purchase underscores Muilenburg's bid to extend Boeing's reach into the highly profitable business providing maintenance, spare parts and other services over the multi-decade lives of jetliners and military aircraft. Julie Johnsson,, "Boeing extends bet on parts, services in $3.25 billion KLX deal," 1 May 2018 Metal fatigue — microscopic cracks that can splinter open under the kind of stress placed on jetliners and their engines — was blamed for an engine failure on a Southwest plane in Florida in 2016. Alexandra Villarreal And David Koenig,, "In-flight explosion creates pressure for engine inspections," 19 Apr. 2018 Metal fatigue — microscopic cracks that can splinter open under the kind of stress placed on jetliners and their engines — was blamed for an engine failure on a Southwest plane in Florida in 2016. Washington Post, "In-flight explosion creates pressure for engine inspections," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of jetliner

1949, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of jetliner

US : a large jet airplane used for carrying passengers

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