jump jet


: a military jet aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing capability

Examples of jump jet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One thing that Anadolu has that the America class does not is a ski ramp, a holdover from Juan Carlos and the need to support Spain’s fleet of Harrier jump jets. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 19 Apr. 2023 The crash of a hovering F-35B jump jet on December 14, 2022 led to a freeze on F135 deliveries 13 days later. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 1 Mar. 2023 It was expected to replace earlier generations of fighter jets like the Air Force's F-16 and the Marines' Harrier jump jets. Joel Mathis, The Week, 13 Feb. 2023 Another issue is that two new F135 replacements might actually have to be developed—one for Air Force and Navy F-35As and Cs, and another for the F-35B jump jet unique F135-600 engine. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 1 Mar. 2023 Daniel Edmund Duggan, a former AV-8B Harrier jump jet pilot, had reportedly worked for the Chinese military, living in Qingdao. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 28 Oct. 2022 The F-35Bs safely landed using the standard maneuver, whereby a pilot converts the jump jet to hover mode while flying alongside the carrier then slides sideways over the deck before setting down. David Axe, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 The Marine Corps is on the hook for 353 B versions of the jets to replace the AV-8B Harrier jump jet fighter and 67 C variants to replace Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet fighters that deploy on U.S. Navy carriers. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 2 Apr. 2020 The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit is an air-ground force centered around a marine infantry battalion, reinforced with amphibious vehicles, M1A1 Abrams tanks, MV-22 Osprey tiltrotors, AH-1Z attack helicopters, and AV-8B Harrier jump jets. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 6 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jump jet was in 1964

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“Jump jet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20jet. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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