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 Pelosi traveled from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital, to Taipei aboard a Boeing C-40C jet (a military version of the Boeing 737 jetliner) operated by the US Air Force, according to the flight tracker. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 3 Aug. 2022 As with birds, sometimes there was only evidence of a strike, as when mechanics pulled porcupine quills from the wheels of a jetliner at Ted Stevens International Airport in 2013. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Aug. 2022 Think of a jetliner hitting the tarmac smoothly, or at least with an impact no more jarring than a bump that causes a few bags to tumble from overhead bins. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 15 May 2022 The disagreement, which has not been reported before, comes at time when Boeing already is scrambling to emerge from successive crises that have hobbled its jetliner business and drained cash. Reuters, CNN, 11 May 2022 China’s last deadly crash of a civilian jetliner was in August 2010. Ken Moritsugu, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Mar. 2022 China’s last deadly crash of a civilian jetliner was in 2010. Ken Moritsugu, ajc, 21 Mar. 2022 The last deadly crash of a civilian jetliner in the country was in 2010. NBC News, 21 Mar. 2022 And beginning last week, Avelo began flying more frequently to Orlando, offering service on the larger Boeing Next-Gen 737-800 jetliner, which carries up to 165 passengers. Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, 20 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of jetliner

1949, in the meaning defined above

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19 Sep 2022

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“Jetliner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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