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

Definition of jetliner

: a jet-propelled airliner

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Among its achievements are shooting down a Russian jetliner in 2015, killing 224 people, and an attack on a Sufi mosque in the northern Sinai in November 2017, killing 311 in Egypt’s worst terrorist attack. Marcy Oster,, "Hamas and ISIS hate Israel and each other," 3 Sep. 2019 Lindsey Wasson for The New York Times The financial fallout from the troubled 737 Max jetliner continues to swell for Boeing, which on Thursday announced $7.3 billion in costs that will hit its bottom line. David Gelles, New York Times, "Boeing 737 Max Troubles Add Up: $8 Billion and Counting," 18 July 2019 That role will be taken over by Mike Sinnett, who is expanding his brief as head of all of Boeing’s new jetliner development. Doug Cameron, WSJ, "Head of Boeing’s 737 MAX Program Retires," 11 July 2019 That excludes high-end Boeing Co. jetliners such as the 747 and 777, leaving Beijing additional high-profile targets for possible future rounds of the conflict. David J. Lynch,, "China raises tariffs on $50 billion list of U.S. goods including soybeans, aircraft, beef, whisky and autos," 4 Apr. 2018 Airbus, which has been showing off its new A220 jetliner on an international tour, announced Monday that work has begun on the first of the jets to be built in Alabama. al, "Airbus: Work has begun on first Alabama-built A220 jet," 5 Aug. 2019 The policeman’s prediction was confirmed when Polanski arrived Sunday afternoon at International Airport aboard a jetliner from London, and was immediately taken to an unknown location. Los Angeles Times, "From the Archives: 2 Ritual Slayings Follow Killing of 5," 28 July 2019 The above video shows a CV-22 from Cannon Air Force Base flying over the valleys of New Mexico before linking up with a KC-10 Extender aerial refueling tanker, a military version of the now defunct DC-10 jetliner. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch The Harrowing Way A Osprey Refuels in Midair," 13 Mar. 2019 During his first year on the job, the company notched records for operating cash flow -- $13.3 billion -- and jetliner deliveries as its factories ran more efficiently., "How a GE Exec Made $30 Million By Jumping Ship," 2 May 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of jetliner

US : a large jet airplane used for carrying passengers

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