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

Definition of jetliner

: a jet-propelled airliner

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Recent Examples on the Web Demonstrators in Tehran are calling for accountability after Iranian officials admitted shooting down an Ukrainian jetliner, killing everyone aboard, reversing their initial denials. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "A timeline of the Ukraine plane crash and Iran’s conflicting statements," 12 Jan. 2020 It was taken by the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) telescope, which sits on a Boeing 747SP jetliner. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "NASA Snaps the Most Detailed Image of the Milky Way's Center," 6 Jan. 2020 Domestically, Iranians already angry over a hike in fuel prices took to the streets this week to demand justice and accountability for the Revolutionary Guard's downing of a Ukrainian jetliner, killing 176 people, most of them Iranian. TheWeek, "Iran's supreme leader slams 'clown' Trump, says Iran's missile strikes showed 'the hand of God'," 17 Jan. 2020 In 2014, pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine fired on and destroyed a Malaysia Airlines jetliner. Jennifer Jacobs, Fortune, "Iran Demands Proof After Western Governments Claim Iranian Missile Downed Passenger Jet," 10 Jan. 2020 Have an idea, a link, a mesmerizing photograph from a jetliner? National Geographic, "How can you help Australia?," 7 Jan. 2020 In 1987, 43 people were killed after a gunman aboard a Pacific Southwest Airlines jetliner in California apparently opened fire on a fellow passenger, the pilots, and himself, causing the plane to crash., "In 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the US Constitution.," 7 Dec. 2019 This month, authorities in Mexico investigated a potential collision of an Aeromexico jetliner with a drone. Robert Wall, WSJ, "Two Held Over Suspected Drone Use at London Airport Are Released," 23 Dec. 2018 Multiple officials told NBC News on Thursday that U.S. intelligence officials have evidence suggesting that the jetliner was brought down by an Iranian missile in error. NBC News, "10-year-old girl, her mom, and newlyweds among 176 killed in plane crash in Iran," 10 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of jetliner

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Jetliner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of jetliner

US : a large jet airplane used for carrying passengers

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