jet·​lin·​er ˈjet-ˌlī-nər How to pronounce jetliner (audio)
: a jet-propelled airliner

Examples of jetliner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before the war, the Ukrainians proved themselves to the Americans by collecting intercepts that helped prove Russia’s involvement in the 2014 downing of a commercial jetliner, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Michael Schwirtz, New York Times, 25 Feb. 2024 The company has built legendary jetliners for more than 60 years, from the Boeing 707 transatlantic pioneer to the distinctive 747, the jumbo jet with a piano bar. Michael Goldstein, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 That changed in January, when a panel plugging the space reserved for an unused emergency door blew off an Alaska Airlines jetliner 16,000 feet above Oregon. David Koenig, Quartz, 22 Mar. 2024 Flying two times faster than a current jetliner necessarily uses a fair bit more fuel in the process. Tim Stevens, The Verge, 22 Mar. 2024 Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal reported the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into the Boeing jetliner incident. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2024 The Justice Department is looking into the Jan. 5 blowout of a portion of the fuselage of a Boeing 737 Max jetliner operated by Alaska Airlines, according to two people briefed on the matter. Lori Aratani, Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2024 The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident on the Alaska jetliner. David Koenig, Fortune, 24 Jan. 2024 JetBlue would also revamp the Spirit jetliners’ interiors to comport with JetBlue’s seating arrangements. David Lyons, Sun Sentinel, 16 Jan. 2024

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First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jetliner was in 1949

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“Jetliner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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