su·​per·​jum·​bo | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌjəm-bō How to pronounce superjumbo (audio) \

Definition of superjumbo

: an extremely large passenger jet airplane : superjet

Examples of superjumbo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Boeing's smaller aircraft vision is the clear winner over the Airbus A380 superjumbo, which Airbus called time on in 2019. Chris Sloan, CNN, 26 Oct. 2021 Check out our guide on where to fly on a superjumbo here. Francesca Street, CNN, 18 Oct. 2021 But the superjumbo never took off in the way Airbus hoped -- and the airline manufacturer announced plans to discontinue the aircraft in 2019. CNN, 2 Aug. 2021 Aviation geeks around the world must have let out a collective sigh on Wednesday with news that the final Airbus A380 superjumbo jet ever to be produced departed from the manufacturer’s headquarters in Toulouse. Eric Rosen, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 Carriers are also evaluating the future of the even bigger and newer Airbus SE A380, with Air France announcing the retirement of its superjumbo fleet. Siddharth Vikram Philip,, 8 Oct. 2020 That's twelve feet longer than an Airbus A380 superjumbo civilian jetliner. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 27 Aug. 2020 Yet for all their popularity with travelers, the final version of the 747 and Europe’s superjumbo never caught on commercially as airlines turned to twin-engine aircraft for long-range flights. Julie Johnsson,, 3 July 2020 Emirates is the world’s biggest buyer of the A380, Airbus’s superjumbo. Robert Wall, WSJ, 29 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of superjumbo

1991, in the meaning defined above

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“Superjumbo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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