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 Boeing is also deciding whether to launch a new jetliner, with much of the longstanding dispute linked to government loans, contracts and other support for clean-sheet aircraft. WSJ, 15 June 2021 The brazen seizure of the commercial jetliner, which was carrying 123 passengers, prompted international outrage and condemnation. Washington Post, 29 May 2021 While on a jetliner to Nepal, McAfee noticed a magazine article about light sport aircraft in Arizona. Dennis Wagner, The Arizona Republic, 23 June 2021 That’s on top of problems linked to two deadly crashes of the 737 Max, Boeing’s best-selling jetliner, which has been grounded since March 2019. Anthony Capaccio,, 21 Oct. 2020 Ryanair said Belarusian flight controllers told the pilots that there was a bomb threat against the jetliner and ordered them to land in Minsk. Frank Miles, Fox News, 25 May 2021 James McFeron, who federal investigators found responsible for the fiery accident, which occurred when the 727 jetliner collided with a Cessna airplane during its final descent over North Park to San Diego International Airport. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 May 2021 Boeing has again halted deliveries of its 787 jetliner after federal regulators asked for more information about production flaws, including small gaps where panels of the fuselage are joined. Chron, 28 May 2021 The reduced availability prompted UrbanStems last month to charter a large commercial jetliner to bring flowers to Miami from Quito, the executive said. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 5 May 2021

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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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21 Jul 2021

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“Jetliner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of jetliner

US : a large jet airplane used for carrying passengers

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