jumbo jet


: a very large airplane that can carry many passengers

Examples of jumbo jet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Starship is made of stainless steel and measures about 164 feet (50 meters) tall with a diameter of 29.5 feet (9 meters), wider than the fuselage of a Boeing 747 jumbo jet. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 24 July 2023 The engine has been used on a number of wide-body jets, including older versions of Boeing Co.’s 747 jumbo jet. Albertina Torsoli, Fortune, 22 Sep. 2023 In January, a reporter asked if flying Air Force One was responsible due to the jumbo jet's enormous emissions. Haisten Willis, Washington Examiner, 28 July 2023 When the 747 jumbo jet crashed into a mountain, 520 people were killed. Dominic Gates, Anchorage Daily News, 25 May 2023 Mriya’s next role was as the world’s largest cargo transporter, boasting twice the hold capacity of a Boeing 747 jumbo jet. Maureen O'Hare, CNN, 2 Mar. 2023

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“Jumbo jet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jumbo%20jet. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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