jet·​lin·​er | \ˈjet-ˌlī-nər \

Definition of jetliner 

: a jet-propelled airliner

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The crash comes 10 months after pilot fatigue and flight-crew missteps caused a near midair-collision between another Lion Air flight and a Batik Air jetliner near Surabaya, Indonesia. Robert Wall, WSJ, "Lion Air Crash Puts Boeing’s Popular 737 Max in Spotlight," 29 Oct. 2018 Passengers also appreciate service upgrades ranging from free meals on some domestic flights, to the business class suites on its new Airbus A350 jetliners. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best U.S. Airlines: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Almost all of them promise to build aircraft that are battery electric to eliminate the noise and pollution typically associated with helicopters and jetliners. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Electric flight is coming, but the batteries aren’t ready," 14 Aug. 2018 That's twelve feet longer than an Airbus A380 superjumbo civilian jetliner. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Why the C-5 Galaxy Is Such a Badass Plane," 18 July 2018 The report is likely to serve as an opening shot in the coming battle among states and cities to land Boeing’s next jetliner. Julie Johnsson,, "Boeing Wooed by Unions, Washington State in Race for `797' Work," 6 June 2018 Two jetliners collided at a Toronto airport on Friday, setting a wing on fire and sending dozens of terrified passengers fleeing into the cold. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "Flames and screams after two jetliners collide at Toronto airport," 6 Jan. 2018 In 1988, the USS Vincennes shot down an Iran Air jetliner over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard., "This day in history," 3 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of jetliner

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jetliner was in 1949

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English Language Learners Definition of jetliner

: a large jet airplane used for carrying passengers

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