jump jet


Definition of jump jet

: a military jet aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing capability

Examples of jump jet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The video starts off strong with an AV-8B Harrier II jump jet, currently being replaced in U.S. Marine Corps service by the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch Fighter Jets Zoom Through 'Star Wars Canyon'," 31 Dec. 2018 The same day, during an exercise in the East African nation of Djibouti, another Marine CH-53 helicopter was damaged on landing and a Marine AV-8B Harrier jump jet crashed after the pilot ejected. Paul Sonne, Washington Post, "Military suffers spate of aviation accidents as Trump announces plans to send National Guard to border," 5 Apr. 2018 Additional Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jump jets and attack helicopters followed to take on the AQAP force. Cynthia Mcfadden, NBC News, "How the Trump Team’s First Military Raid in Yemen Went Wrong," 1 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of jump jet

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Jump jet.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20jet. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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